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Isopropyl acetate



Isopropyl acetate
IUPAC name Isopropyl ethanoate
Other names Isopropyl acetate
1-methylethyl ester
2-acetoxypropane
2-propyl acetate
Identifiers
CAS number 108-21-4
SMILES CC(OC(C)C)=O
Properties
Molecular formula C5H10O2
Molar mass 102.1 g/mol
Density 0.88 g/cm3
Melting point

-73 °C

Boiling point

89 °C

Solubility in water 4.3 g/100 ml (27 °C)
Hazards
NFPA 704
3
1
0
 
Flash point 2 °C
Autoignition
temperature
460 °C
Explosive limits 1.8–7.8%
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Isopropyl acetate is an ester, an organic compound which is the product of condensation of acetic acid and isopropanol. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a characteristic fruity odor.

Additional recommended knowledge

Isopropyl acetate is a solvent with a wide variety of manufacturing uses that is miscible with most other organic solvents, and moderately soluble in water. It is used as a solvent for cellulose, plastics, oil and fats. It is a component of some printing inks and perfumes.

Isopropyl acetate decomposes slowly on contact with steel when exposed to air producing acetic acid and isopropanol. It reacts violently with oxidizing materials and it attacks many plastics.[citation needed]

References

     
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