ethyl acetate


Definition of ethyl acetate

: a colorless fragrant volatile flammable liquid ester C4H8O2 used especially as a solvent

Examples of ethyl acetate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Work to develop the new yeast remains unfinished—particularly in understanding what conditions favor ethyl acetate production. Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American, 27 Feb. 2014 Most importantly, COAs confirm there are no toxins such as pesticides, heavy metals, or residual solvents (compounds produced during manufacturing, such as ethanol, methanol, and ethyl acetate) in the product. Molly Longman,, 12 Aug. 2021 The direct solvent method uses methylene chloride, coffee oil or ethyl acetate to dissolve the caffeine in the beans and extract it from the coffee, according to Clydesdale. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2019 Acetic acid bacteria in combination with ethanol can also form ethyl acetate in the wine. Per And Britt Karlsson, Forbes, 21 June 2021

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First Known Use of ethyl acetate

1866, in the meaning defined above

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: a colorless fragrant volatile flammable liquid ester C4H8O2 used especially as a solvent

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