amyl-alcohol

amyl alcohol

noun Chemistry.
a colorless liquid, C 5 H 12 O, consisting of a mixture of two or more isomeric alcohols, derived from the pentanes, and used as a solvent and intermediate for organic synthesis: the main component of fusel oil.

Origin:
1860–65

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amyl alcohol
 
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a colourless flammable liquid existing in eight isomeric forms that is used as a solvent and in the manufacture of organic compounds and pharmaceuticals. Formula: C5H11OH

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amyl alcohol   (ām'əl, ā'məl)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various colorless oils derived from pentane, one of which is the main constituent of fusel oil. Chemical formula: C5H12.
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