Banana Oil, a colorless, man-made liquid chemical with the odor of bananas. It is used in flavorings; as a solvent for certain lacquers and paints; in the manufacture of film; in the production of artificial pearls, rayon, artificial leather, and paints; and in the extraction of penicillin.
Banana oil is amyl acetate. It is prepared from fusel oil and sodium acetate. Chemical formula: (CH3)2CH(CH2)2CO2CH3.