isopentyl alcohol

noun

Definition of isopentyl alcohol

: a primary pentyl alcohol (CH3)2CHCH2CH2OH that has a disagreeable odor and pungent taste and is obtained from fusel oil; 3-methyl-1-butanol

called also isoamyl alcohol, isobutylcarbinol

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“Isopentyl alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isopentyl%20alcohol. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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