butyl acetate

noun

Definition of butyl acetate

: a colorless liquid ester CH3COOC4H9 of acetic acid that has a fruity odor and is used as a solvent especially in cellulose nitrate lacquers

called also n-butyl acetate, normal butyl acetate

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“Butyl acetate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butyl%20acetate. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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