isooctyl alcohol

noun

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

Etymology

isooctyl from is- + octyl

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“Isooctyl alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isooctyl%20alcohol. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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