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Iso-Propyl Acetate

Iso-Propyl Acetate, also known as propan-2-yl acetate (IUPAC name), is an organic ester of iso-propanol and acetic acid. It is a clear, colorless fruity-odor solvent with a wide variety of manufacturing uses. It is miscible with most organic solvents, and is moderately soluble in water, and is used as a solvent for cellulose, plastics, oil and fats.

Iso-Propyl Acetate decomposes slowly on contact with steel in the presence of air, producing acetic acid and iso-propanol. It reacts violently with oxidizing materials and it attacks many plastics. It is quite flammable in both its liquid and vapor forms, and may be harmful if swallowed or inhaled.

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