Ethyl Acetate


Ethyl Acetate is a widely used solvent, primarily for paints, varnishes, lacquers, cleaning mixtures, and perfumes. Ethyl Acetate is used principally as a solvent and diluent, being favoured because of its low cost, low toxicity, and agreeable odour.

It is commonly used to clean circuit boards and in some nail varnish removers (acetone is also used). It is also used in paints as an activator or hardener. In perfumes, it evaporates quickly, leaving only the scent of the perfume on the skin.