isooctyl alcohol

iso·​oc·​tyl alcohol

Definition of isooctyl alcohol

: an octyl alcohol of branched-chain structure or a mixture of such alcohols especially : a mixture of isomeric primary alcohols C7H15CH2OH obtained by reaction of heptylenes with carbon monoxide and hydrogen and used especially in synthesis (as of plasticizers) not used scientifically

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History and Etymology for isooctyl alcohol

isooctyl from is- + octyl

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“Isooctyl alcohol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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