Isopropyl Acetate

Cas No: 108-21-4           
EINESC No: 203-561-1
Molecular weight: 102.133 g/mol  

Chemical Formula: C5H10O2
Chemical Structure:

Physical Properties

General Properties: Colorless liquid

Odor: fruity

Intensity: 102.133 g/cm3

Boiling point: 89 °C

Melting point: −73 °C

Flash point: 2 °C

Vapor pressure: 42 mmHg (aqueous)

Refraction index: –

Solubility (aqueous) 4,3 g/100 mL

General Properties

Isopropyl actate is a limunous, colorless liquid that has a characteristic fruity odor. It is commonly used as solvent in industry. It can be mixed with most organic solvents in any environment and it is dissolved in water. In presence of air, it is disintigrated into its primary substances when it contacts metals. It also attacks most plastic sucstances.


Isopropyl acetate is industrially produced by esterifying reaction of acetic acid and isopropanol.


Isopropyl acetate has a wide range of uses in production processes. It is used as a solvent for celluloses, plastics and oils. It is a compound of certain printer’s ink and parfume products. It is also used as solvent agent in food industry and food aromas.

Safety Measures and Toxic Values

Isopropyl acetate is an extremely flammable chemical. Both isopropyl acetate and its fumes are easily becomes inflamed. It msut be kept away from fire sources and it must be stored in tightly-closed containers in well-aired environments. It may also cause explosive reactions with oxidizers.

Isopropyl acetate is irritant for eyes and skin. In prolonged exposures, it may cause dryness and cracks on skin. Its fume may cause vertigo and nausea. It is dangerous if it is swallowed or inhaled in high doses.