Meaning of PENTYL ALCOHOL in English

PENTYL ALCOHOL

noun

: any of eight isomeric liquid alcohols C 5 H 11 OH used chiefly as solvents and in making esters: as

a. : the normal primary alcohol CH 3 (CH 2 ) 3 CH 2 OH 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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