tertiary alcohol


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

ter·ti·ar·y al·co·hol

an alcohol characterized by the trivalent atom group,

ter·ti·ar·y al·co·hol

(tĕr'shē-ă-rē al'kŏ-hol)
Methanol bearing three substitutes on its carbon atom.

tertiary alcohol

Alcohol containing the trivalent group ≡COH.
See also: alcohol
References in periodicals archive ?
Esterification of secondary and tertiary alcohols is notoriously difficult but they are fundamental organic synthesis reactions.
The group summary on Saturated Branched Chain Alcohols and its related Fragrance Material Reviews (FMRs) consists of 20 materials: 12 primary, 5 secondary and 3 tertiary alcohols.
NMR 13C spectroscopy showed that higher members of homologous series of cyclopentanones, esters of carboxylic acids (lactones), higher derivatives of 2-alkanols, cyclohexanols and other secondary and tertiary alcohols are present in neutral oxygen compounds.