Isoamyl acetate is used as a solvent for old oil colors, varnishes, camphor, lacquers, resins,1,2 in surface coatings, electronics, pharmaceuticals, leather treatments3 and agrochemicals;3,4 in the production of bath sponges, artificial silk, leather or pearls, photographic films, waterproof varnishes, bronzing liquids and metallic paints; in dyeing and finishing textiles.1 It is also used to confer flavor in foods1-6 and to improve the smell of perfumes, shoe polish, etc;1-3,6 to attract groups of honeybees.2,3,5 It can be used to test gas masks.1
(1) The Merck Index, http://themerckindex.cambridgesoft.com/themerckindex/Forms/Home/ContentArea/Home.aspx (accessed April 2013).
(2) American Chemical Society, http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_ARTICLEMAIN&node_id=841&content_id=CTP_006821&use_sec=true&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=ce5af0bc-6904-4f26-8441-0041609bd5ef (accessed May 2013).
(3) The Dow Chemical Company, http://msdssearch.dow.com/PublishedLiteratureDOWCOM/dh_04fd/0901b803804fd731.pdf?filepath=productsafety/pdfs/noreg/233-00695.pd..&fromPage=GetDoc (accessed May 2013).
(4) Callaway, T.; Prazak, A.; Edrington, T.; Anderson, R.; Nisbet, D. Isoamyl Acetate as a Method to Reduce Pathogens and Methane Production in Cattle Prior to Harvest. J. Anim. Sci. 2006, 89 (Suppl. 1), 251.
(5) MP Biomedicals, http://www.mpbio.com/US/Pages/Product.aspx?pid=02155077 (accessed May 2013).
(6) Chemoxy, http://www.chemoxy.com/products-and-applications/products/isoamyl-acetate/ (accessed December 2015).