What't the meaning banana oil?
Jun 4, 2010 9:28 AM
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Banana oil is the common name of the chemical compound properly known as amyl acetate, or C7H14O2. It is a colorless liquid ester derived from amyl alcohol, and although its scent strongly resembles that of bananas (hence the name), it is not found naturally in the fruit of the banana tree. It’s used in various products, from perfume (for its odor) to chewing gum (for its flavor) to nail polish remover (for its solvent capability). Banana oil is also used in the preparation of penicillin, and is even a popular substance to test the fit of respirators, since its strong but pleasant odor will instantly be sensed if a leak is present in the seal.
June 5, 2010
Banana oil is also used by people who must use a respirator (mask/facepiece) to protect them from breathing toxic gases in the air. It is important to ensure (make sure by testing) that the respirator fits tightly to the wearer's face so that gases do not pass between the respirator and the wearer's face (skin). If there is a leak (poor fit / unsafe fit) the wearer will smell the banana oil and maybe they will also taste the oil. The test is called a "respirator fit test".
June 4, 2010
I once utilized it as glue. Some girls use it to clean the paint of fingernail. 香蕉水
June 4, 2010
banana oil - a liquid ester derived from amyl alcohol; has the odor of bananas ester - formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water cowboy...
June 4, 2010
banana oil is a bananalike odor used as a flavouring agent as an expression to show incincere flattering or show exaggeration.
June 4, 2010
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