active amyl alcohol


Definition of active amyl alcohol

: a liquid levorotatory primary alcohol C2H5CH(CH3)CH2OH occurring in fusel oil; levo-2-methyl-1-butanol

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First Known Use of active amyl alcohol

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Active amyl alcohol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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