Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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amyl acetate

A colorless, volatile liquid ester (C 7 H 14 O 2 ) that is very slightly soluble in water, but miscible in alcohol and ether. It is used as a solvent for CELLULOSE ACETATE . Although at one time it was believed to have a preservative effect when applied to leather, it is much too volatile to have afforded lasting protection, even if initially effective.

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