amyl alcohol

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amyl alcohol

[′am·əl ′al·kə‚hȯl]
(organic chemistry)
A colorless liquid that is a mixture of isomeric alcohols.
An optically active liquid composed of isopentyl alcohol and active amyl alcohol.
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Among the compounds of higher sensory relevance, we found ethyl octanoate, ethyl hexanoate, phenethyl acetate, [beta]-(E)-damascenone, (E)-ethylcinnamate, 2-methylbutyl acetate, 3-methyl-1-butanol, ethyl 3-(E)-hexenoate, and methyl 5-hexenoate.
The target list MVOCs that were specifically analyzed included 3-methylfuran, 2-methyl-1-propanol, 1-butanol, 3-methyl-2-butanol, 2-pentanol, 3-methyl-1-butanol, dimethyl disulfide, ethyl isobutyrate, 2-hexanone, 2-heptanone, 5-methyl-3-heptanone, 1-octen-3-ol, 3-octanone, 3-octanol, 2-pentylfuran, 2-octen-1-ol, 2-methoxy-3-1(methylethyl)pyrazine, 2-nonanone, fenchone, 2-methylisoborneol, alpha-terpineol, geosmin, thujopsene, anisole, and isopropyl acetate.
Among them, 7 were identified as 3-methyl-1-butanol, 3-hexen-1-ol, 1-heptanal, 3-octanal, 2-undecanone, butanal and hexadecane.

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