butyl alcohol

butyl alcohol

noun Chemistry.
any of four flammable, isomeric, liquid alcohols having the formula C 4 H 9 OH, used as solvents and in organic synthesis.
Also called butanol.


Origin:
1865–70

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butyl alcohol
 
n
another name for butanol

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butyl alcohol  
Any of four isomeric compounds that are alcohols and have four carbon atoms. Butyl alcohols are used as solvents and in organic synthesis. The two straight-chained isomers are called butanol. Chemical formula: C4H10O.
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butyl alcohol

any of four organic compounds having the same molecular formula but different structures: normal (n-) butyl alcohol, secondary (sec-) butyl alcohol, isobutyl alcohol, and tertiary (t-) butyl alcohol.

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