ethyl lactate


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ethyl lactate

[¦eth·əl ′lak‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
CH3CHOHCOOC2H5 A colorless liquid that boils at 154°C, has a mild odor, and is miscible with water and organic solvents such as alcohols, ketones, esters, and hydrocarbons; used as a flavoring and as a solvent for cellulose compounds such as nitrocellulose, cellulose acetate, and cellulose ethers. Also known as ethyl-2-hydroxypropionate.
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In a second series of experiments, the same resin was isolated in ethyl lactate (EL) and a similar series of fractionations were run with the new fractionation method.
Resists were formulated in an ethyl lactate (EL)/n-butyl acetate (NBA) solvent mixture using resin (fractionated by either method), a mixture of two different proprietary photoactive compounds, and a surfactant.
In a typical experiment, a resin solution (40% w/w) in ethyl lactate is diluted to 20% by adding methanol (or ethyl lactate).
This agreement enables Ashland to supply its customers with electronics-grade ethyl lactate derived from Cargill Dow's proprietary technology.
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