|Preferred IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
|UN number||UN 1104|
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||130.19 g/mol|
|Melting point||−71 °C (−96 °F; 202 K)|
|Boiling point||149 °C (300 °F; 422 K)|
|Solubility in other solvents||Water: 1.73 mg/ml (25 °C)|
|Vapor pressure||4 mmHg|
|Occupational safety and health (OHS/OSH):|
|NFPA 704 (fire diamond)|
|Flash point||23 °C (73 °F; 296 K)|
|Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):|
LD50 (median dose)
|7400 mg/kg, oral (rabbit)|
6500 mg/kg, oral (rat)
LCLo (lowest published)
|5200 ppm (rat)|
|NIOSH (US health exposure limits):|
|100 ppm, 8 hr TWA (525 mg/m3)|
|TWA 100 ppm (525 mg/m3)|
IDLH (Immediate danger)
|Safety data sheet (SDS)||External MSDS|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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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.
It is used as a fuel in the Hefner lamp.
- Isoamyl acetate, also known as banana oil.
- Esters, organic molecules with the same functional groups
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