amyl alcohol


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Related to amyl alcohol: amyl acetate, Octyl Alcohol, Isoamyl alcohol

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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Fusel oil has four major components: a [C.sub.3] alcohol (normal propyl alcohol), a [C.sub.4] alcohol (isobutyl alcohol) and two [C.sub.5] alcohols (isoamyl and active amyl alcohols).
Products: Alcohols, including n-propanol, isopropanol, n-butanol, isobutanol, n-pentanol, primary amyl alcohol, 2-methylbutanol, and 2-ethylhexanol