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butyl alcohol

noun, Chemistry.
any of four flammable, isomeric, liquid alcohols having the formula C 4 H 9 OH, used as solvents and in organic synthesis.
Also called butanol.
Origin of butyl alcohol
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There are also higher alcohols, that is, those having more complex chemical formulas, such as butyl alcohol.

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British Dictionary definitions for butyl alcohol

butyl alcohol

another name for butanol
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butyl alcohol in Science
butyl alcohol  
Any of four isomeric compounds that are alcohols and have four carbon atoms. Butyl alcohols are used as solvents and in organic synthesis. The two straight-chained isomers are called butanol. Chemical formula: C4H10O.
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