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Butyl Acetate

Бутил ацетат , Butyl acetate is an organic compound which occurs naturally in food products. However, it can also be produced chemically. It is commonly used as a solvent in the production of lacquers and paints. It is a colorless liquid with a low viscosity, having a sweet banana-like odor. This liquid is volatile but flammable in nature. Butyl acetate is a type of an ester; a substance formed by the reaction between an acid and an alcohol along with the elimination of water. In this case, the reaction is between acetic acid and butyl alcohol. Butyl acetate has four isomers: isobutyl acetate, sec-butyl acetate, tert-butyl acetate, and n-butyl acetate. An isomer is a compound that exists in forms having different arrangements of atoms, but the same molecular weight. The following table provides information regarding the properties of all four isomers of butyl acetate.

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