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.
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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).