allyl alcohol

noun

Definition of allyl alcohol

: a colorless pungent liquid CH2=CHCH2OH made chiefly by hydrolysis of allyl chloride and polymerized to a viscous substance by heating in the presence of oxygen

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First Known Use of allyl alcohol

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Allyl alcohol.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allyl%20alcohol. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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