Amyl alcohol | definition of amyl alcohol by Medical dictionary
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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 higher alcohols identified in beer samples are as follows: amyl alcohols
, isobutanol, propanol, 2-phenylethanol, and furfuryl alcohol.
As regards the production of higher alcohols during fermentation, the amounts of 2-methyl-1-propanol (isobutyl alcohol) detected ranged from 13.26 mg/L (strain S47) to 49.70 mg/L (strain S52) and the summation of amyl alcohols
ranged from 55.77 mg/L (strain S47) to 138.73 mg/L (strain S16).