The substance is mainly used in the preparation of apple, pear and other fruit flavor. Hexyl acetate has a fruity aroma and is used in edible fruit flavors. It is also used in organic synthesis, cellulose ester, resin and other solvents.
It is found in apple, banana, mango, black tea, white wine and red wine. It has a green, fruity and sweet smell, and has the aroma characteristics of apple, pear and banana peel.
Hexyl acetate is a synthetic flavor for food permitted by GB2076-2011, which can be used to prepare apple, pear, banana, pineapple flavor and wine flavor.
Hexyl acetate is stable at room temperature and pressure. Hexyl acetate burns easily when exposed to high heat, open fire or strong oxidizing agent.
It's found in flue-cured tobacco leaves.