- Acetic acid, ethyl ester
- Acetoxy ethane
- Acetic ether
Clear, colorless liquid with a fruity odor.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Highly flammable; Irritant; Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking; Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness
R 11 36 66 67
S 16 26 33
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Mutagen; Human Data; Primary Irritant
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
91 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
9.6% at 20 C
6.0 (butyl acetate=1)
Odor Threshold Odor threshold 0.006 - 0.686 mg/L
0.902 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
0.016 g/L (25 C)
0.428 cp (25 C)
23.6 g/s2 (20 C)
1.3719 (20 C)
1.78 D (20 C)
6 (25 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of fusion
Heat of vaporization
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Protect against physical damage. Store in a cool, dry well-ventilated location, away from any area where the fire hazard may be acute. Outside or detached storage is preferred. Separate from incompatibles. Containers should be bonded and grounded for transfers to avoid static sparks. Storage and use areas should be No Smoking areas.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
A full facepiece respirator with organic vapor cartridge may be worn up to 50 times the exposure limit or the maximum use concentration specified by the appropriate regulatory agency or respirator supplier, whichever is lowest. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-facepiece positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator.
Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Remove all sources of ignition. Absorb spill using an absorbent, non-combustible material such as earth, sand, or vermiculite. Provide ventilation. A vapor suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors. Water spray may reduce vapor but may not prevent ignition in closed spaces.
Stable under normal shipping and handling conditions.
Chlorosulfonic acid, lithium aluminum hydride + 2-chloromethylfuran, lithium tetrahydroaluminate, oleum, potassium t-butoxide. Substance coming in contact with nitrates or strong acids/oxidizers/alkalies may cause fire.
Oxides of carbon.
Upper exp. limit, %
Lower exp. limit, %
Do not extinguish fire unless flow can be stopped. Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Solid streams of water may be ineffective. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible. Use alcohol foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
Highly flammable liquid and vapor.
Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers. May polymerize explosively when heated or involved in a fire. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. Containers may explode when heated. Many liquids are lighter than water.
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
TLV: 400 ppm; 1440 mg/m3 A4 (ACGIH 1997). OSHA PEL: TWA 400 ppm (1400 mg/m3) NIOSH REL: TWA 400 ppm (1400 mg/m3) NIOSH IDLH: 2000 ppm LEL
Chronic inhalation may cause effects similar to those of acute inhalation. Chronic exposure may produce anemia, leukocytosis, cloudy swelling, and fatty degeneration of the viscera.
Causes irritation to the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Causes respiratory tract irritation. Inhalation of high concentrations may cause narcotic effects. Exposure Inhalation can cause severe irritation of mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. Symptoms may include burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and vomiting. High concentrations may cause lung damage. An irritant to the nose, throat, and upper respiratory tract. Exposure to high concentrations have a narcotic effect and may cause liver and kidney damage.
Causes irritation to skin. Symptoms include redness, itching, and pain. Repeated or prolonged contact with the skin has a defatting effect and may cause dryness, cracking, and possibly dermatitis.
Causes eye irritation. Vapors may cause eye irritation. Repeated exposure may cause conjunctival irritation and corneal clouding.
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop.