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Ethyl acetate (systematically, ethyl ethanoate, commonly abbreviated EtOAc or EA) is the organic compound with the formula CH3COOCH2CH3. This colorless liquid has a characteristic sweet smell (similar to pear drops) like certain glues or nail polish removers, in which it is used. Ethyl acetate is the ester of ethanol and acetic acid; it is manufactured on a large scale for use as a solvent. In 1985, about 400,000 tons were produced yearly in Japan, North America, and Europe combined. In 2004, an estimated 1.3M tons were produced worldwide. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Ethyl acetate

Short term exposure to high levels of ethyl acetate results first in irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, followed by headache, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, and unconsciousness. High concentrations can cause CNS depression and congestion of the liver and kidneys. Chronic poisoning has been described as producing anemia, leucocytosis (transient increase in the white blood cell count), and cloudy swelling, and fatty degeneration. [TOXNET: Ethyl Acetate] Source: National Library of Medicine, TOXNET: Ethyl Acetate

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Ethyl acetate
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Ethyl Acetate

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 乙酸乙酯
Synonyms: 醋酸乙酯
fr-CA French (Canada) Acétate d'éthyle
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Etüülatsetaat
es-ES Spanish (Spain) etil acetato
it-IT Italian (Italy) Acetato di etile
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Etil asetat
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Этилацетат
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) ethylacetaat
fr-BE French (Belgium) Acétate d'éthyle