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.
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The principal compounds in this analysis are 3-methyl-1-butanol, 3-methylbutyl acetate, 3-methylbutyl butanoate, dodecanoic acid, and phenylmethyl butanoate.
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.
The concentrate was most effective in binding dimethyltrisulfide, 4-heptenal, 3-methyl-1-butanol and 2-hexenal, which are potent odorants associated with lipid oxidation.

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