2-ethylhexyl acetate

2-ethylhexyl acetate

[¦tü ¦eth·əl ¦hek·səl′as·ə‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
CH3COOCH2CH-C2H5C4H9 Water-white, stable liquid; used as a solvent for nitrocellulose, resins, and lacquers. Also known as octyl acetate.
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Of the eight compounds, three (butyric acid; 1,2-propanediol diacetate; and 2-ethylhexyl acetate) were detected in prerecall, recall, and postrecall cigarettes; the other five compounds were not detected.
(dagger)Butyric acid; methanediol diacetate; 1,1-ethanediol diacetate; 1,2-ethanediol diacetate; 1,2-propanediol diacetate; 2-ethylhexyl acetate; 1,2-butanediol diacetate; and 1,3-propanediol diacetate in one lot of plasticizer (a substance sprayed on cigarette filters) (M.