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Preparation of Isopentyl Acetate

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Question: Why is a large excess of acetic acid used in the preparation of isopentyl acetate?

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This solution provides an explanation which covers the importance of this compound in nature and different methods in which this compound is usually prepared involving acetic acid. This is completed in about 250 words.

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Why is a large excess of acetic acid used in the preparation of isopentyl acetate?

Synthesis of Banana Oil (Isopentyl Acetate) - Isopentyl acetate CH3CO2CH2CH2CH(CH3)2 is a "banana" flavor.

This serves several purposes in nature. Honey bees (Apis mellifera), for example, store isopentyl acetate in their sting gland and emit this compound to signal to other members of the ...

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