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Ethyl acetate

Synonyms & Trade Names
Acetic ester, Acetic ether, Ethyl ester of acetic acid, Ethyl ethanoate
CAS No.
141-78-6
RTECS No.
AH5425000
DOT ID & Guide
1173 129
Formula
CH3COOC2H5
Conversion
1 ppm = 3.60 mg/m3
IDLH
2000 ppm [10%LEL]
See: 141786
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 400 ppm (1400 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL
TWA 400 ppm (1400 mg/m3)
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 1457;
OSHA 7
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with an ether-like, fruity odor.
Molecular Weight
88.1
Boiling Point
171°F
Freezing Point
-117°F
Solubility
(77°F): 10%
Vapor Pressure
73 mmHg
Ionization Potential
10.01 eV
Specific Gravity
0.90
Flash Point
24°F
Upper Exposive Limit
11.5%
Lower Explosive Limit
2.0%
Class IB Flammable Liquid: Fl.P. below 73°F and BP at or above 100°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Nitrates; strong oxidizers, alkalis & acids
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat; narcosis; dermatitis
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:When contaminated
Remove:When wet (flammable)
Change:No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Water flush promptly
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH/OSHA

Up to 2000 ppm:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode£
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)£
(APF = 50) Any chemical cartridge respirator with a full facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s)
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
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