amyl ether


Definition of amyl ether

: any symmetrical ether (C5H11)2O derived from amyl alcohol especially : a mixture of normal pentyl ether and isopentyl ether obtained as a by-product in the preparation of amyl alcohol (see amyl alcohol sense 2a) and used as a solvent

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First Known Use of amyl ether

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Amyl ether.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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