Amyl acetate

Amyl acetate
Amyl acetate
CAS number 628-63-7 YesY
PubChem 12348 YesY
ChemSpider 11843 YesY
EC number 211-047-3
UN number UN 1104
MeSH Amyl+acetate
ChEBI CHEBI:167899 N
RTECS number AJ1925000
Beilstein Reference 1744753
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Molecular formula C7H14O2
Molar mass 130.19 g/mol
Density 0.876 g/cm³
Melting point

-71 °C

Boiling point

149 °C

Solubility in other solvents water: 10 g/l (20 °C)
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Amyl acetate (pentyl acetate) is an organic compound and an ester with the chemical formula CH3COO[CH2]4CH3 and the molecular weight 130.19 g/mol. It has a scent similar to bananas[1] and apples which is not detectable by all people.[citation needed] The compound is the condensation product of acetic acid and 1-pentanol. However, esters formed from other pentanol isomers (amyl alcohols), or mixtures of pentanols, are often referred to as amyl acetate.

See also

  • Isoamyl acetate, also known as banana oil.
  • Esters, organic molecules with the same functional groups


  1. ^ Stark, Norman (1975). The Formula Book. New York: Sheed and Ward. p. 28. ISBN 0836206304.