Esters and Perfumes

This film, from Twig World, looks at esters which occur in nature and have been harnessed by the perfume industry. It explores what esters are and how are they made and used.

The key points in the film are:

•Esters give many fruits their scents, including bananas, lavender and pineapples.
•They are produced by a reaction between an alcohol and carboxylic acid.
•They are made of a sequence of carbon and oxygen atoms called an ester linkage.

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