Amyl Acetate

CAS #: 628-63-7

Synonyms: n-Amyl Acetate; Amylacetic ester; banana oil; pear oil; Amyl Acetic Ester; Amyl Acetic Ether; Pentyl Acetate; Primary Amyl Acetate

Uses: Solvent for lacquers and paints, extraction of penicillin, photographic film, leather polishes, nail polish, warning odor, flavoring agent, printing and finishing fabrics, solvent for phosphors in fluorescent lamps.

Hazard:  Irritation of eyes, nose and throat. Dizziness, nausea, headache.  AMYL ACETATE is an ester. Esters react with acids to liberate heat along with alcohols and acids. Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products. Heat is also generated by the interaction of esters with caustic solutions. Flammable hydrogen is generated by mixing esters with alkali metals and hydrides. This compound is incompatible with the following: Nitrates; strong oxidizers, alkalis & acids.