butyl alcohol

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bu·tyl al·co·hol

, primary butyl alcoholsecondary butyl alcoholtertiary butyl alcohol
several isomeric forms are known: primary butyl alcohol, 1-butanol, propylcarbinol, the butyl alcohol of fermentation; isobutyl alcohol, isopropylcarbinol, 2-methyl-1-propanol, which is narcotic in high concentrations; secondary butyl alcohol, ethylmethylcarbinol, 2-butanol; and tertiary butyl alcohol, trimethylcarbinol, 2-methyl-2-propanol, a denaturant for ethanol.

butyl alcohol (C4H9OH)

a clear, toxic liquid used as an organic solvent. It exists as four isomers, n-butyl, isobutyl, secondary butyl, and tertiary butyl alcohol. Also called butanol.
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