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Iso-Butyl Acetate

Iso-Butyl Acetate, also known as 2-methylpropyl ethanoate (IUPAC name) is an organic ester of iso-butanol and acetic acid. It is used as a solvent for lacquer and nitrocellulose. Like many esters, it has a fruity or floral smell at low concentrations and occurs naturally in raspberries, pears and certain other plants. At higher concentrations the odor can be unplesant and may cause symptoms of central nervours system depression such as nausea, dizziness and headache.

Iso-Butyl Acetate has three other isomers: n-Butyl Acetate, Sec-Butyl Acetate and Tert-Butyl Acetate

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