Butyl acetate

n-Butyl acetate, also known as butyl ethanoate, is an organic compound 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. It is a colourless flammable liquid with a sweet smell of banana.

The other three isomers of butyl acetate are: isobutyl acetatetert-butyl acetate, and sec-butyl acetate.

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