ethyl caproate

[ kap-roh-eyt ]
/ ˈkæp roʊˌeɪt /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless to yellow liquid, soluble in alcohol or ether, C8H16O2, used chiefly in artificial fruit essences and organic synthesis.

Nearby words

  1. ethyl,
  2. ethyl acetate,
  3. ethyl alcohol,
  4. ethyl aminobenzoate,
  5. ethyl butyrate,
  6. ethyl carbamate,
  7. ethyl cellulose,
  8. ethyl chloride,
  9. ethyl enanthate,
  10. ethyl ether

Also eth·yl cap·ro·nate [kap-roh-neyt] /ˈkæp roʊˌneɪt/.

Origin of ethyl caproate


Also called ethyl hexoate.

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