ethyl caproate

ethyl caproate

[kap-roh-eyt]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless to yellow liquid, soluble in alcohol or ether, C 8 H 16 O 2 , used chiefly in artificial fruit essences and organic synthesis.
Also, ethyl capronate [kap-roh-neyt] .
Also called ethyl hexoate.


Origin:
capro(ic) + -ate2

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