amyl ether

noun

Definition of amyl ether

  1. :  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 2a) and used as a solvent

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1840

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1840


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