amyl salicylate


Definition of amyl salicylate

: the salicylic ester C6H4(OH)COOC5H11 of commercial amyl alcohol that is a liquid of lasting pleasant odor used chiefly as an ingredient of perfumes and soaps

called also isoamyl salicylate

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First Known Use of amyl salicylate

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Amyl salicylate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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