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3-methyl-1-butyl acetate


a liquid ester derived from amyl alcohol; has the odor of bananas


substance noun (substance and materials)


3-methyl-1-butyl acetates

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Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


Isoamyl acetate | Banana oil | isopentyl acetate [synonym] | banana oil [synonym] | isopentyl ethanoate [synonym] | pear essence [synonym] | 3-methylbutyl acetate [synonym] | 3-methylbutyl ethanoate [synonym] | 3-methylbut-1-yl ethanoate [IUPAC name]

an organic compound that is the ester formed from isoamyl alcohol and acetic acid. It's a colorless liquid that is only slightly soluble in water, but very soluble in most organic solvents. Isoamyl acetate has a strong odor which is also described as ... (43 of 563 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Isoamyl acetate

Collins Dictionary:

banana oil | pentyl acetate [non-technical, sense-specific]

a solution of cellulose nitrate in pentyl acetate or a similar solvent, which has a banana-like smell | a nontechnical name for "pentyl acetate" (23 of 272 words, 2 definitions)



amyl acetate | banana oil | C7H14O2 [chemical formula]

a colorless liquid acetate .. of amyl alcohol that has a pleasant fruity odor and is used especially as a solvent and in the manufacture of artificial ... (27 of 53 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/amyl acetate

Oxford Dictionary:

banana oil | CH3CO2C5H11 [chemical formula, sense-specific]

Syllabification: (ba·nan·a oil) Entry from United States Dictionary | a colorless liquid with a bananalike odor used in flavorings and as a solvent. (22 of 42 words, 2 definitions)


Random House Dictionary:

banana oil | C7H14O2 [chemical formula, sense-specific]

a sweet-smelling liquid ester a mixture of isomers derived from amyl ... | [slang] insincere talk; nonsense. (16 of 40 words, 2 definitions)


American Heritage Dictionary:

banana oil

A liquid mixture of amyl acetate and usually nitrocellulose, having a bananalike odor and used as a solvent or flavoring agent. | See amyl acetate. | ... (24 of 32 words, 3 definitions)


New World Dictionary:

banana oil | amyl acetate

amyl acetate, CHCOCH, a colorless liquid with a bananalike odor, used in flavorings, in making lacquers, etc. | [slang] insincere talk (20 of 21 words, 2 definitions)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

ester [chemical compound]

any of a class of organic compounds that react with water to produce alcohols and organic or inorganic acids. Esters derived from carboxylic acids are ... (25 of 425 words, 4 images)


Columbia Encyclopedia:


any one of a group of organic compounds with general formula RCO2R' (where R and R' are alkyl groups or aryl groups) that are formed by the ... (27 of 176 words)



ester [organic chemistry] | esters [plural]

A compound most often formed by the condensation of an alcohol and an acid, with elimination of water. It contains the functional group carbon-oxygen double bond joined via carbon to another oxygen atom. (33 of 36 words)


Encarta Dictionary:

pentyl acetate | CH3COOC5H11 [chemical formula]

a colorless combustible liquid. Use: solvent for paints, in extracting penicillin, in photographic film, flavoring (15 of 24 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861724840​/definition​.html  [offline]

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