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It is used as a masking agent, perfuming agent, and solvent in cosmetics industry. Mainly used in flavors and because of its intensive fruity taste especially for fruit flavors such as banana, strawberry, pear, apple and cherry flavors. Traces are used in certain sweet spicy types such as vanilla flavors. Occasionally used in perfumery when a fresh-fruity note is demanded. The major application is the use in nail polish removers and nail polish as a solvent. Isopentyl acetate is a widely employed ester.
Toyohisa INOUE, et al. Characterization and Isolation of Mutants Producing Increased Amounts of Isoamyl Acetate Derived from Hygromycin B-Resistant Sake Yeast.Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry.,201276(1), 60-66.
Arikawa Y, et al. Isolation of sake yeast mutants producing a high level of ethyl caproate and/or isoamyl acetate.J Biosci Bioeng.,200090(6), 675-7.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H226
Flammable liquid and vapour.
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.