amyl acetate(redirected from Amyl-acetate)
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An ester of acetic acid, C7H14O2, occurring in isomeric mixtures and used as a flavoring agent, as a paint and lacquer solvent, and in the preparation of penicillin. Also called banana oil.
(Elements & Compounds) another name (no longer in technical usage) for pentyl acetate
a sweet-smelling liquid ester, C7H14O2, having a bananalike odor; amyl acetate: used as a paint solvent and in artificial fruit flavors.