Types of Organic Solvents

A clear, colorless liquid that in many industries can be a great replacement for acetone, also known as methyl acetate. Excellent physical and chemical properties High solubility and compatibility with water and many other organic solvents such as aromatics and ketones, low boiling point and low toxicity with mild odor are its characteristics. This liquid, along with alcohol or a mixture of ether, acetone and methyl ethyl ketone, can dissolve a variety of resins and oils and find strength beyond any one.

Methyl acetate is a methyl acetate with a good adhesive-like smell, strong solvent, transparent, colorless and flammable. Soluble in organic solvents and relatively soluble in water. Methyl acetate with low toxicity is easily reversible to the environment and is not a component of air pollutants.


  1. It solves a wide range of resins, including cellulose acetate, polyvinyl acetate, fatty and petroleum oils.
  2. Methyl acetate is used in the production of instant thinners instead of acetone, hardeners, heels, viscosity reducers in lacquers, as well as in the perfume and organic dyes industry.
Butyl acetate is a neutral, colorless liquid with a good odor, good volatility and good solubility (especially when mixed with alcohol). Butyl acetate is mixed with butanol


Butyl acetate is used in the production of washing thinners, essential oils, perfumes, stains, synthetic leather, lacquers as well as solvents for natural gums and synthetic resins.

Ethyl acetate is a colorless liquid with a slightly sweet odor. It is primarily used as a solvent and diluent with advantages such as low price, easy accessibility, low toxicity and good odor.


  1. Can be mixed with alcohol, acetone, chloroform and ether.
  2. Ethyl acetate is a cellulose nitrate solvent that is used in the manufacture of products such as synthetic leather, compound varnish, photographic films, extraction of oils, fats and antibiotics.
  3. It is useful in the recovery of acetic acid from dilute aqueous solutions and is a good solvent for acrylate polymerization.