C7H14Q2 0r CH3C01C5H,1An alcoholic solution of this substance forms the essence of pears. It is produced by the slow action of acetic acid upon amyl alcohol, and is made by distilling potassium acetate or lead acetate in admixture with amyl alcohol and strong sulphuric acid. It is a colourless liquid, of sp. gr. oM66, nearly insoluble in water, having an ethereal aromatic odour, and is largely used for flavouring purposes and as a solvent of cellulose, etc.
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