ethyl oxalate

ethyl oxalate

[¦eth·əl ′äk·sə‚lāt]
(organic chemistry)
(COOC2H5)2 Oily, unstable, colorless liquid that is combustible; miscible with organic solvents, very slightly soluble in water; used as a solvent for cellulosics and resins, and as an intermediate for dyes and pharmaceuticals.