amyl acetate
noun Date: circa 1881 a colorless liquid acetate C7H14O2 of amyl alcohol that has a pleasant fruity odor and is used especially as a solvent and in the manufacture of artificial fruit essences — called also banana oil

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  • Amyl acetate — IUPAC name Pentyl acetate …   Wikipedia

  • amyl acetate — n a colorless liquid acetate C7H14O2 of amyl alcohol that has a pleasant fruity odor and is used as a solvent and in the manufacture of artificial fruit essences * * * a colorless limpid liquid, the acetic acid ester of amyl alcohol,… …   Medical dictionary

  • amyl acetate — n. BANANA OIL …   English World dictionary

  • amyl acetate — noun : an acetic ester CH3COOC5H11 of pentyl alcohol: as a. : the ester obtained from a commercial amyl alcohol as a water insoluble liquid with a strong fruity odor and used as a solvent (as for cellulose nitrate lacquers) and in artificial… …   Useful english dictionary

  • amyl acetate — banana oil, acetate derived from amyl alcohol (used in artificial fruit essences and as a paint solvent) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amyl acetate — /æməl ˈæsəteɪt/ (say amuhl asuhtayt) noun a colourless liquid ester, pentyl acetate, CH3COOC5H11, used as a solvent, in perfumes, and as a flavouring …   Australian English dictionary

  • amyl acetate — Chem. See banana oil (def. 1). Also called amylacetic ether /am il euh see tik, set ik, am /. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • amyl acetate —    Derived from alcohol, and used as a solvent for some synthetic resins …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • amyl acetate — am′yl ac′etate n. chem. banana oil Also called am′yl•a•ce′tic e′ther [[t]ˈæm ɪl əˈsi tɪk, ˈsɛt ɪk, ˌæm [/t]] • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • Amyl alcohol — Am yl al co*hol (Org. Chem.) Any of eight isomeric liquid alcohols ({C5H11.OH}), transparent, colorless liquids. It is the hydroxide of amyl. Also called {amylic alcohol}. The amyl alcohol obtained from {fusel oil} is mostly isoamyl alcohol (3… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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