decyl alcohol

noun

Definition of decyl alcohol 

: a monohydroxy alcohol C10H21OH derived from the decanes especially : the colorless to light yellow liquid primary alcohol CH3(CH2)8CH2OH derived from normal decane that is usually made by reduction of coconut oil or the fatty acids from this oil and is used chiefly as an intermediate for surface-active agents and perfumes

called also 1-decanol, normal decyl alcohol

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