Ethyl Acetate is a stable, colorless and inflammable liquid with pleasant odour. It is used widely in formulating gravure & printing inks, adhesives and lacquers. It is also used extensively as cellulose nitrate solvent in the manufacturing of products such as artificial and patent leathers, inks, cement, and photographic films and linoleum. Ethyl Acetate is also used in the formulation of products like candy glaze, cleaning fluids, flavors and spirit varnish.

Butyl Acetate is a colorless inflammable liquid with a pleasant and fruity odour. It is widely used in cellulose nitrate lacquers. It is also an active solvent for cellulose acetate, butyrate, ethyl cellulose, chlorinated rubber, polystyrene, methacrylate resins, natural gums and paints. This ester is also used as a solvent in the preparation of artificial leather, textile and plastics and as an extraction solvent in processing various oils and pharmaceuticals.

N-Propyl Acetate is a common solvent. This clear, colorless liquid is known by its characteristic odour of pears. Due to this fact, it is commonly used as a flavoring additive.

Methyl Acetate is a flammable liquid with a characteristically pleasant smell reminiscent of some glues and nail polish removers. Methyl acetate is occasionally used as solvent in glues, paints, and nail polish removers.