octyl

noun

oc·​tyl
ˈäktᵊl
plural -s
: an alkyl radical C8H17 derived from an octane: such as
a
: the normal radical CH3(CH2)6CH2
b
: the radical CH3(CH2)3CH(C2H5)CH2− having a branched chain; 2-ethyl-hexyl

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary octane + -yl

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“Octyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octyl. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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