Ethyl Acetoacetate

Other Trading Names:

  • EAA
  • Acetoacetic acid ethyl ester
  • Ethyl 3-oxobutanoate

CAS Number: 141-97-9 

HS Code: 2918300000

Types of Packaging:

  • 1 Liter Bottle
  • 25 Liter Can
  • 200 Liter Drum
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Chemical Name

Ethyl Acetoacetate

Molecular Formula

C6H10O3

CAS Number

141-97-9

Appearance

Colorless Liquid

Grade Standard

Food Grade

Solubility

Soluble in Water

Molecular Weight

130.14 g/mol

Melting Point

-45°C

Boiling Point

181°C

Density

1.029 g/cm³

Purity

99% min

Chemical Description

  • Ethyl acetoacetate is a colorless liquid with a cheerful fruit smell.
  • It is easily soluble in ethanol, ethyl ether, propylene glycol, and ethyl acetate and in water.
  • It is utilized as a building block in the synthesis of flavor and fragrance compounds.
  • Its ester functionality imparts fruity and floral notes, making it valuable in the production of artificial flavors and fragrances.
  • It has been used historically in the synthesis of certain photographic chemicals, although this application has decreased with the advent of digital photography.
  • It's also employed in the preparation of dyes and pigments due to its ability to form brightly colored compounds.
  • It participates in Michael addition reactions, where it acts as a nucleophile. This reaction is important in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and natural products.
  • It can be used as a ligand in organometallic chemistry or as a source of β-ketoesters, which are useful in coordination chemistry.
  • Ethyl acetoacetate can undergo various reactions to form ketones, such as the Claisen condensation reaction. This reaction is widely used in the synthesis of complex organic molecules.
  • It serves as a versatile precursor in organic synthesis, particularly in the formation of β-dicarbonyl compounds. These compounds are key intermediates in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and other fine chemicals.
  • It is used in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and drug intermediates. It serves as a precursor in the synthesis of various drugs, including antibiotics, antimalarials, and anti-inflammatory agents.
  • Due to its fruity odor, ethyl acetoacetate is sometimes used directly in perfumery to impart certain notes to fragrances.
  • Ethyl acetoacetate is a versatile reagent that can be used as a nucleophile in alkylation, conjugate addition, and condensation reactions.
  • It is a stable compound and can be stored at room temperature in dry and well-ventilated places.
  • It is available in 1 Liter bottles, 25 Liter cans, and 200 Liter drum packaging.
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