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butyl alcohol

noun, Chemistry
1.
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
1865-1870
1865-70
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British Dictionary definitions for butyl alcohol

butyl alcohol

noun
1.
another name for butanol
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butyl alcohol in Science
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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Encyclopedia Article for 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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