Ethyl acetate is a chemical compound that belongs to the ester family. It is formed by the reaction of acetic acid with ethanol. Ethyl acetate is a colorless liquid with a pleasant fruity odor. It is commonly used as a solvent in the paint, printing, coatings, and fragrance industries. It is also used in cosmetics and cleaning products. Ethyl acetate has volatile properties, allowing it to evaporate quickly, leaving a smooth, dry finish.