Bees, Bananas, Benign - Green Chemistry - Poster
Bees, Bananas, Benign - Green Chemistry - Poster (Number of pages: 1) (Publication Size: 54010KB)
|Description||Poster promoting green chemistry.
Isoamyl acetate is used in many products, adding banana flavor to food, providing a sweet smell, or serving
as an ingredient in varnishes. The trouble is that man made isoamyl acetate is synthesized through the Fischer
esterification reaction, which requires the use of sulfuric acid as a catalyst and ether to extract the chemical.
Using the principles of green chemistry, can we stop using sulfuric acid and ether?
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