decyl alcohol

noun

: 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

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary decyl + alcohol

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“Decyl alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decyl%20alcohol. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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