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Isopropyl acetate is a solvent in chemical industry, especially for cellulose, plastics, waxes, resins, gums, paints, oil and fats. and also as flavoring agent. It is an active component of perfumes and printing inks. It is also employed as an extractant for the preparation of antibiotics, vitamins and hormones.
Suggested replacement for chlorinated solvents in some applications, e.g. in peptide coupling reactions: J. Org. Chem., 60, 3569 (1995).
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Akyalcın, S. Kinetic Study of the Formation of Isopropyl Alcohol by Transesterification of Isopropyl Acetate with Methanol in the Presence of Heterogeneous Catalyst. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2014, 53 (23), 9631-9637.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H225-H319-H336
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.