Ethyl acetate (also known as ethyl ethanoate, acetic acid ethyl ester) is an organic ester compound with a molecular formula of C4H8O2.
Ethyl acetate is widely used as a solvent and diluent, especially for paints, varnishes, lacquers, cleaning mixtures, and perfumes. In the lab ethyl acetate is a common solvent for column and thin-layer chromatography.
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. No smoking. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ intrinsically safe equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Avoid breathing mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool. Store locked up. Keep container tightly closed.
Personal Protective Equipment
Breathing apparatus. Chemical splash suit. Chemical goggles. Safety glasses with side shields. Protective gloves. Safety gumboots.
The Fire Safety (Petroleum and Flammable Materials) Regulations, storage and transportation of petroleum and flammable materials (P&FM) is under the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) licensing control.
Anyone who intends to store or transport petroleum and flammable materials beyond the stipulated exemption quantities are required to obtain a licence from SCDF.
If you do not possess the P&FM storage license, we request that you activate an order only when you have fully consumed the P&FM products in your premise to ensure that you do not stock P&FM products exceeding SCDF’s stipulated exemption quantity.
Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd holds no responsibility for violations beyond our control. Storage and transport licence is not required if the quantity stored or transported is below the licence exemption quantity (i.e. 20 litres for most P&FM).
All storage of P&FM, regardless of quantity stored, have to comply with fire safety requirements for storage of flammable materials.