isooctyl alcohol


iso·​oc·​tyl 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

Word History


isooctyl from is- + octyl

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“Isooctyl alcohol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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