pentyl alcohol

noun

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

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“Pentyl alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentyl%20alcohol. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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