amyl acetate


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amyl acetate

[′am·əl ′as·ə‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
CH3COO(CH2)2CH(CH3)2 A colorless liquid, boiling at 142°C; soluble in alcohol and ether, slightly soluble in water; used in flavors and perfumes. Also known as banana oil; isoamyl acetate.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

amyl acetate, banana oil

A solvent for lacquers and paints; has a strong banana-like odor.
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Also examine microscopically if acetate or amyl acetate odor is noted.
The pipette is first filled with amyl acetate to the 2.5-[micro]L mark.
Using the stereomicroscope with either coaxial or transmitted light, a 1- to 2-nL drop of amyl acetate is placed directly below and slightly to the side of the 0.1-mm particle being examined.
Again, the soluble components will be dissolved in the amyl acetate. As the amyl acetate evaporates, the soluble fraction will remain beneath the needle.
The particle is then moved over a few millimeters and the adhesive is extracted using amyl acetate. The inorganic filler can be submitted for EDX analysis or pressed into a thin film and analyzed by infrared as well.