Ethyl Acetate

General Information:
CAS Number 141 - 78 - 6
EINECS Number 205 - 500 - 4
Chemical Name Ethyl Acetate
Chemical Classification Esters
Synonyms Acetic Acid ethyl ester; ethanoic acid ethyl ester; acetic ether; acetoxyethane; ethyl ethanoate; vinegar naptha.
Formula C4H8O2
Molecular weight 88.10
Shipping Name Ethyl Acetate
Codes / Label High inflammable liquid, class - 3.0
Hazardous Waste ID No. 5
Hazchem Code 3 YE
UN Number 1173
Volatile flammable liquid with characteristic fruity odor.
Product uses
Pharmaceutics aid, artificial fruit essences; solvent for nitrocellulose, varnishes, lacquers and aero plane dopes; in the manufacture of smokeless powder, artificial leather, photographic films and plates, artificial silk, perfumes; cleaning agents for textiles etc.
Product Specifications:
Ethylacetate, % w/w, min. 99.00
Acidity (as CH3OOH), % w/w max. 00.01
Moisture, % w/w max. 00.10
Relative density, at 27 / 27 oC 0.894 - 0.898
Residue on evaporation, % w/w max. 00.01
Distillation range Initial Boiling Point, oC Dry Point, oC 76.00/78.5
As a flavoring agent in pharmaceuticals; artificial fruit essences; solvent for nitrocellulose, varnishes lacquers and aero plane dopes; in the manufacture of smokeless powder, artificial silk, perfumes, as cleaning agent for textile etc.
Packed in tightly closed container, made out of SS Sheets. The container shall be cleaned, dry and leak proof. Store in cool place.
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Material safety data sheet (According to 91/155 EC)
1. Identification of the substance / preparation and of the company / undertaking:
Product details:
Trade name Ethyl acetate
Chemical name/ formula Ethyl acetate, C4H8O2
Manufacturer / Supplier  
Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd.

3407 GIDC Industrial Estate,
Ankleshwar 393 002 (Gujarat), India
Tel:+91 2646 668801-04
Fax: +91 2646 251816
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Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd.

A-304/305/306, Universal Business Park,
Chandivali Farm Road, Off Saki Vihar Road,
Near Kamani Oil Mills, Saki Naka, Andheri (East),
Mumbai 400 072 (Maharashtra), India.
Tel: +91 22 28470216, 28470217
Fax: +91 22 28470235
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2. Composition/ information on ingredients:
Description CAS Number EINECS Number
Ethyl Acetate 141-78-6 205-500-4
3. Hazard identification:
Hazard description
Highly flammable material. Vapour/Air mixtures are explosive. Container may explode in heat of fire. Causes skin and eye irritation. Inhalation may cause irritation of nose, throat and drowsiness.
Chronic exposure May cause damage to liver, kidneys, heart and lungs.
Carcinogen city (OSHA) No
4. First-aid measures:
After inhalation Remove to fresh air. Resuscitate if not breathing. Get medical attention.
After skin contact
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash skin with soap and water. Decontaminate clothing before reuse.
After eye contact
Flush opened eye with plenty of running water at least for 15-20 minutes.
After swallowing Do not induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately.


5. Fire-fighting measures:
Suitable extinguishing agents Alcohol foam, dry chemical powder, CO2
6. Accidental release measures:
Person-related safety precautions
Proper protective equipment and respiratory system. Shut off sources of ignition.
Measures for cleaning/collecting
Shut off sources of ignition, no flares, smoking or flames in area. Stop leakage if possible. Take up with inert absorbent into containers for disposal according to item 13.
7. Handling and storage:
Information for safe handling
Avoid breathing vapours, avoid contact with skin and eyes. Person, not specially trained, should not handle this product.
Information about fire and explosion
Highly flammable liquid. Closed containers exposed to heat may explode.
Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles
Store in tightly closed containers in a dry, cool, well-ventilated, flammable liquid area. Keep away from strong oxidizing agents.
8. Exposure controls / protection:
141-78-6 Ethyl acetate
PEL (OSHA) 1.4 g/m3
TLV (ACGIH) 1.4 g/m3
Personal protective equipment Proper protective equipment.
Respiratory protection Self-contained breathing appropriate apparatus with full-face piece, operated in positive pressure mode.
Protection of hands Rubber gloves.
Protection of Eye Safety glasses W/face shield.
9. Physical and chemical properties:
General information:  
Form Liquid
Colour Colourless
Odour Fruity odour
Change in condition  
Melting point - 84oC
Boiling Point / Boiling range 77oC
Flash point: (TCC) - 4.6oC
Explosion Limits Upper 11 %; Lower : 2.2 %
Auto ignition temperature 185oC
Vapour pressure (mm Hg) 100 at 27oC
Vapour density (AIR = 1) 3.04
Specific gravity at 25oC 0.898
Evaporation rate & Ref 49 (n-butyl acetate = 1)
Solubility in water/Miscibility with water at 25oC Moderate (1-10%)
10. Stability & Reactivity:
This product is stable. Keep away from high heat, open flames and other sources of ignition. Keep away from strong oxidizing agents
Dangerous decomposition products CO & CO2
11. Toxicological information:
Acute toxicity:  
LD /LC50 values relevant for classification:
Oral LD 50 5600 mg/kg (Rat)
Primary irritant effect  
On the skin Irritant
On the eyes Irritant
Sensitization : Not known
12. Ecological information:
Environmental toxicity Data not available.
Environmental fate Data not available.
Whatever cannot be recycled, should be absorbed in inert absorbent, containerized and transferred to appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Dispose waste, containers and unused contents in accordance with official requirements.
Shipping name ETHYL ACETATE
UN Number 1173 Class: 3
Packing group III Label: Flammable liquid
15. Regulatory information:
Observe general safety regulations for handling flammable chemicals.
16. Other information:
Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Limited provides the information contained herein in good faith, but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. This document is intended only as a guide to the appropriate precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person using this product. Individuals receiving the information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose. Kanoria chemicals & industries limited makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, including without limitation any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose with respect to the information set forth herein or the product to which the information refers. accordingly, kanoria chemicals & industries limited will not be responsible for damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information.
Department issuing MSDS: Safety Department
Date of Issue: 01-07-2012 Date of Revision: 30-06-2015
This document is valid for 03 years from the date of issue, and is bound to be canceled, if not revised on or before the date of revision.