amyl alcohol

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am·yl al·co·hol

a colorless alcohol used as a solvent for varnishes and oils; highly toxic, with irritating vapors.
See also: fusel oil.

amyl alcohol

[am′il]
Etymology: Gk, amylon, starch
a colorless, oily liquid with the formula C5H11OH that is only slightly soluble in water but can be mixed with ethyl alcohol, chloroform, or ether.

amyl alcohol, tertiary

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The six peaks correspond to methanol, ethanol, 1-propanol, 2-methyl-1-propanol, 2-methyl-1-butanol and 3-methyl-1-butanol.

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