Definition of pentyl alcohol
: any of eight isomeric liquid alcohols C5H11OH used chiefly as solvents and in making esters: such as a : the normal primary alcohol CH3(CH2)3CH2OH that in vapor form is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract and that is used in organic synthesis; 1-pentanol —called also amyl alcohol, n-amyl alcohol, n-pentyl alcohol b : isopentyl alcohol c : active amyl alcohol d : tertiary amyl alcohol
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