Ester (continued)

- pentyl acetate - essence that mimics the taste of banana.

- methyl anthranilate - natural essence of the grape. Used in artificial juices.

- propyl acetate - Pear flavor essence used in chewing gum and candies.

Long chain esters are oils and fats. Olive oil, butter, margarine and soap are very present in our daily lives.

These products are esters derived from alcohol and carboxylic acids. Triglycerides are glycerine triesters, which form oils and fats.

If the R is long, an oil or fat results. Waxes are esters obtained from the reaction of an acid and an alcohol with a large number of carbons.

Waxes are used in the manufacture of shoe greases, candles, floor wax, wax paper.