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.
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Personal Protective Equipment
Breathing apparatus. Chemical splash suit. Chemical goggles. Safety glasses with side shields. Protective gloves. Safety gumboots.