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The chemical compound n-butyl acetate, also known as butyl ethanoate, is commonly used as a solvent in the production of lacquers and other products. It is also used as a synthetic fruit flavoring in foods such as candy, ice cream, cheeses, and baked goods. Butyl acetate is found in many types of fruit, where along with other chemicals it imparts characteristic flavors. Apples, especially of the Red Delicious variety, are flavored in part by this chemical. It is a colourless flammable liquid with a sweet smell of banana. Humbrol Poly Cement also contains this chemical.
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n-Butyl acetate has three isomers: isobutyl acetate, tert-butyl acetate, and sec-butyl acetate.
Categories: Acetates | Carboxylate esters | Ester solvents
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