Octyl acetate is an ester which is commonly found in citrus fruits.
Octyl acetate can hydrolyze to 1-octanol and acetic acid. It can also act as a solvent.
Octyl acetate is insoluble in water but soluble in ethanol, 1-octanol and ether. It has a fruity smell. Octyl acetate has a wide liquid range. It melts at -38°C and boils at 211°C.
Octyl acetate may be extracted from oranges or grapefruits.
- Extract octyl acetate from oranges or grapefruits
Octyl acetate is not particularly toxic, but do not ingest lab-grade material.
Should be stored in closed bottles, away from any flame source.
Octyl acetate can be safely burned.