isoamyl chloride

isoamyl chloride

[¦ī·sō¦am·əl ′klȯr‚īd]
(organic chemistry)
C5H11Cl Water-insoluble, colorless liquid boiling at 100°C; it can be any one of several compounds, such as 1-chloro-3-methylbutane, (CH3)2CH(CH2)2Cl, or mixtures thereof; used as a solvent, in inks, for soil fumigation, and as a chemical intermediate.