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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ 2-Ethylhexyl Acetate

  • Auto OEM
  • Graphic arts
  • Paints & coatings
Key Attributes
  • High electrical resistance
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Low MIR value
  • Low surface tension
  • Low water solubility
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • REACH compliant
  • Slow evaporation rate
  • Urethane grade
  • ~32% biodegradation (28 days)

Product Description

Eastman™ 2-Ethylhexyl Acetate is a high boiling retarder solvent with low water solubility, mild odor, and a slow evaporation rate. It is used to promote flow and retard blushing in lacquers, NC lacquer emulsions, screen inks, baking enamels and air-dry enamels.

The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, click here.

Typical Properties

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid 0.01 wt % max.
Assay 99.0 wt % min.
Autoignition TemperatureD 2155268 °C (514 °F)
     BP 99 °C (210.2 °F)
     Wt % Water 73.5 wt %
Blush Resistance 
     @ 80°F (26.7°C) 94 % RH
Boiling Point 
     @ 760 mm Hg 199-205 °C (390-401 °F)
     Pt-Co 15 max.
Critical Pressure  21.4 ATM
Critical Temperature 365.8 °C
Critical Volume 600 ml/g·mol
Dilution Ratio 
     Toluene 1.4
     VMP Naphtha 0.9
Electrical Resistance >20 Megohms
Empirical Formula C10H20O2
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1) 403.4
     (n-butyl acetate = 1) 0.03
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C 0.00079
Flammability Limits in Air, % by Volume 
     Lower @ 93°C 0.8 Vol %
     Upper @ 149°C 8.1 Vol %
Flash Point 
     Tag Closed Cup 71 °C (160 °F)
     Tag Open Cup 79 °C (175 °F)
Freezing Point -93 °C (-135 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding 5.1
     Nonpolar 15.7
     Polar 2.9
     Total 16.8
Heat of Combustion -1367 kcal/g·mol
Heat of Vaporization 10240 cal/g·mol
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 20°C 1.5 cP (mPa·s)
Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) 0.79
Molecular Weight 172.27
NFPA Classification 30 IIIA
Nitrocellulose Solubility Active
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C 1.41
     in Water, @ 20°C 0.03 wt %
     Water in, @ 20°C 0.55 wt %
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C 0.873
Surface Tension 
     @ 20°C 25.8 dynes/cm
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1) 4.5
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C 0.4 mm Hg
     @ 55°C 0.36 kPa
     @ 20°C 0.87 kg/L (7.27 lb/gal)

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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