Chemical

Products

Ethyl Aceto Acetate

Cas Number

141-97-9

Other Names

Acetoacetic acid ethyl ester

Ethyl acetylacetate

3-Oxobutanoic acid ethyl ester

The formula

C6H10O3

Introduction

The organic compound ethyl acetoacetate (EAA) is the ethyl ester of acetoacetic acid. It is mainly used as a chemical intermediate in the production of a wide variety of compounds, such as amino acids, analgesics, antibiotics, antimalarial agents, antipyrine and aminopyrine, and vitamin B1; as well as the manufacture of dyes, inks, lacquers, perfumes, plastics, and yellow paint pigments. Alone, it is used as a flavoring for food.

Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance Colorless Liquid.
Odor Fruity.
Molecular Weight 130.16 g/mole
Boiling Point 180.8°C (357.4°F)
Flash point CLOSED CUP: 57°C (134.6°F). OPEN CUP: 84.4°C (183.9°F).
Melting Point 4.27°C (39.7°F)
Specific Gravity 1.03 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure: 0.8 mm of Hg (@ 20°C)
Vapor Density 4.48 (Air = 1)
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff: The product is more soluble in oil; log(oil/water) = 1.2
Dispersion Properties See solubility in water
Solubility Partially soluble in cold water.
Assay,% >= 99.0
Acid(as acetic acid) % w/w <= 0.05
Water (kf) % w/w <= 0.05
Applications

1. It is used as chemical intermediate in the production of a wide variety of compounds, such as amino acids, analgesics, antibiotics, antimalarial agents, antipyrine and aminopyrine, and vitamin B1

2. It is also used in manufacture of dyes, inks, lacquers, perfumes, plastics, and yellow paint pigments

3. It is also used as a flavoring for food