butyl acetate


noun Chemistry.

a colorless, fragrant, flammable liquid ester, C6H12O2, used as a solvent for varnishes and lacquers.

Nearby words

  1. butty,
  2. butuan,
  3. butung,
  4. butut,
  5. butyl,
  6. butyl alcohol,
  7. butyl aldehyde,
  8. butyl aminobenzoate,
  9. butyl group,
  10. butyl nitrite

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British Dictionary definitions for butyl acetate

butyl acetate

noun

a colourless liquid with a fruity odour, existing in four isomeric forms. Three of the isomers are important solvents for cellulose lacquers. Formula: CH 3 COOC 4 H 9
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