Benzyl acetate is an ester that smells like jasmine, while ethyl butyrate is an ester with a pineapple scent. Another example of an ester with a distinct scent is methyl salicylate, which smells like wintergreen oil and ... More »

The saponification of ester is the process of producing glycerol and soap. Saponification involves a reaction of a base, normally sodium hydroxide, with an ester group on a compound. Triglyxcerides, which are an ester of... More »

Malonic ester synthesis is a synthetic reaction that converts an alkyl halide to a carboxylic acid. It consists of four consecutive reactions, including an acid-base reaction, nucleophilic substitution, ester hydrolysis ... More » Science Chemistry

Benzyl salicylate is an ester of benzyl alcohol and salicylic acid that is commonly used in the formulation of cosmetics and personal care products. It has been associated with allergies and contact dermatitis and is rec... More »

Chlorogenic acid is a group of esters created from trans-cinnamic acids and quinic acids that has many health benefits. A potent antioxidant, chlorogenic acid is found in coffee and black tea. More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

Octyl acetate, also known as octyl ethanoate or caprylyl acetate, is the ester of octyl alcohol and acetic acid. It is an organic compound with the chemical formula CH3(CH2)7O2CCH3 or C10H20O2. Its molar mass is 172.26 g... More » Science Chemistry Organic Chemistry

Smells that are known to deter or repel birds include the scent of weasels and methyl anthranilate, a chemical used as artificial grape flavoring. Birds have delicate respiratory systems, and certain fumes innocuous to h... More »