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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sup2]) from Dynamic Chamber Studies Compound Light Growth Heavy Chaetomium Stachybotrys Growth Globosum Chartarum l-Butanol 1,089 187 1,157 279 l-Octen-3-ol 1,040 404 632 647 2-Heptanone 725 340 563 309 2-Hexanone 513 ND 324 ND 2-Methoxy-3- ND ND ND ND l(methylethyl)pyrazine 2-Methyl-1 -propanol 551 ND 275 93 2-Methylisoborneol ND ND ND ND 2-Nonanone ND ND ND ND 2-Octen-1-ol ND ND ND ND 2-Pentanol ND ND 147 ND 2-Pentylfuran 247 188 203 212 3-Methyl-1-butanol ND ND ND ND 3-Methyl-2-butanol 676 ND 591 ND 3-Methylfuran 55.
These were 3-methyl-1-butanol, hexanal, 1-heptanal, octanal, 2-nonanone, decanal, 2-undecanone, butanal and hexadecane.
Fusel oil usually includes n-propanol, 2-methyl-1-propanol, 2-methyl-1-butanol and 3-methyl-1-butanol in various concentrations.

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