Hubbard. Esters are organic chemicals frequently used in flavorings and perfumes. They are produced by reacting carboxylic acids with alcohols. The following esters can be prepared with this kit: ethyl acetate (fruit-like odor), amyl acetate (banana aroma), methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen), octyl acetate (orange aroma), butyl acetate (nail polish remover). Materials are sufficient for 24 students working in pairs.
DOT Class: Chemical Kit