octyl

noun oc·tyl \ˈäktəl\

Definition of octyl

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of octyl

International Scientific Vocabulary octane + -yl


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