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Esters of various alkane acids

Esters of various alkane acids

Item no.: P7173100

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When short-chain alcohols are esterified with short-chain carboxylic acids, flavouring materials are obtained with fruit-like smells. When they are esterified with aromatic acids, flavouring materials are obtained with a plant or flower-like character.

The experiment is particularly suitable for work in groups. It can be carried out together with the previous one (P7173100).

What you can learn about

  • Carboxylic acids undergo acid-catalyzed reactions with alcohols under the formation of esters.
  • Variations of the reactants allow the production of various olfactory components, which can be used as identical-to-natural aromas.


  • Easy teaching and efficient learning by using interactive experimentation PHYWE-Software
  • Experiment is part of a complete solution set with experiments for the topic Organic Chemistry matched with international curriculum: all topics are covered


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