|UN number||UN 1104|
|Jmol-3D images||Image 1
|Molar mass||130.19 g/mol|
|Melting point||-71 °C|
|Boiling point||149 °C|
|Solubility in other solvents||water: 10 g/l (20 °C)|
|Flash point||−70.6 °C; −95.1 °F; 202.6 K|
exposure limit (PEL)
|100 ppm, 8hr TWA|
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Amyl acetate (pentyl acetate) is an organic compound and an ester with the chemical formula CH3COO[CH2]4CH3 and the molecular weight 130.19 g/mol. It has a scent similar to bananas and apples. The compound is the condensation product of acetic acid and 1-pentanol. However, esters formed from other pentanol isomers (amyl alcohols), or mixtures of pentanols, are often referred to as amyl acetate.
It is used as a flavoring agent, as a paint and lacquer solvent, and in the preparation of penicillin.
- Isoamyl acetate, also known as banana oil.
- Esters, organic molecules with the same functional groups
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