amyl alcohol


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

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