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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For example, when amyl acetate, which provides the dominate note of banana flavour, is distilled from actual bananas with a solvent, it is a natural flavour.
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.
Pure rotenone has the following solubility in gram per 100 cubic centimeters of solution at 20[degrees]C: water, [congruent to] 0.00002; ethyl alcohol, 0.2; carbon tetrachloride, 0.6; amyl acetate, 1.6; xylene, 3.4; acetone, 6.6; benzene, 8; chlorobenzene, 13.5; ethylene dichloride, 33; and chloroform, 47 (Rodney & Alan 1976).
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.
Amyl acetate preparation by DOWEX was demonstrated by Lee et al.