pentyl acetate

noun

a colourless combustible liquid used as a solvent for paints, in the extraction of penicillin, in photographic film, and as a flavouring. Formula: CH 3 COOC 5 H 11Also called: amyl acetate Nontechnical name: banana oil

Nearby words

  1. pentothal sodium,
  2. pentoxide,
  3. pentoxifylline,
  4. pentstemon,
  5. pentyl,
  6. pentyl group,
  7. pentylenetetrazol,
  8. penuche,
  9. penuchle,
  10. penult

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