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ESTER SOLVENT

An organic solvent formed from an alcohol and an organic acid by eliminating water. Most of the
ester solvents used in paint contain acetate functionality. These solvents have solvency power
between aromatic hydrocarbons and ketones, and they exhibit strong hydrogen bonding and
relatively high polarity. Ester solvents used in paints include ethyl acetate, isobutyl acetate,
ethylene glycol, and monoethyl ether acetate


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