Ethyl Acetate Prices
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Introduction. Intratec provides Ethyl Acetate prices in several countries, as follows:
About Ethyl Acetate. Ethyl Acetate (a.k.a. EA, Ethyl Ethanoate) is a colorless, volatile liquid with a characteristic fruity odor. It is the ester of ethanol and acetic acid and it is largely used as a polar aprotic solvent. It is miscible with oxygenated and chlorinated solvents. It occurs naturally in fruits and is found in alcoholic beverages, as it is a Saccharomyces cerevisiae metabolite.
Chemical Formula. C4H8O2
Commercial Grades. 85-88%; 99%; 99.5% (urethane grade)
Uses. The main application of Ethyl Acetate is as solvent for several resins in protective coatings. This organic ester is also extensively used in other applications, such as: * Printing inks and adhesives formulations; * Process solvent (pharmaceutical industry); * Extraction solvent (food processing); * Substitute for methyl ethyl ketone (MEK); * Flavouring/fragrance ingredient.
- Acetaldehyde (Tishchenko reaction)
- Ethanol + acetic acid (ester formation)
- Ethylene + acetic acid (addition)
- Vinyl acetate (hydrogenation)
- Ethanol (Davy dehydrogenation process)
To know more about Ethyl Acetate production processes, click here.
Derivatives. Ethyl Acetate is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: diethyl acetylsuccinate; diethyl oxalacetate; ethylene glycol; ethyl cyanoacetate
Methodology. The chemicals pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.
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