amyl acetate


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amyl acetate

n.
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.

amyl acetate

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name (no longer in technical usage) for pentyl acetate

banan′a oil`


n.
a sweet-smelling liquid ester, C7H14O2, having a bananalike odor; amyl acetate: used as a paint solvent and in artificial fruit flavors.
[1925–30]
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Iso Amyl Acetate, Pure Grade As Per Is 231, Pack Size: 500 Ml Or 1 Lt
Many other additives such as amyl acetate, a preservative and ocytl stearate a thickening agent that give a flawless tan are very harmful to the skin and literally cook you up," points out Dr Wilson.
If odors of ethyl acetate (airplane glue/ nail polish remover), amyl acetate (banana skin), or other off-odors appear in juice or must, examine immediately under a phase-contrast microscope for yeasts that are not the round/ovoid shape of Saccharomyces.
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NAIL POLISH: If fabric is synthetic (acetate or polyester), sponge with amyl acetate.