diamyl sulfide

[ dahy-am-uh l ]
/ daɪˈæm əl /

noun Chemistry.

a yellow liquid consisting of a mixture of isomers having the formula (C5H11)2S, used chiefly in the preparation of organic sulfur compounds.

Nearby words

  1. diamondback rattlesnake,
  2. diamondback terrapin,
  3. diamondiferous,
  4. diamorphine,
  5. diamox,
  6. diana,
  7. diana complex,
  8. diandrous,
  9. dianetics,
  10. dianoetic

Origin of diamyl sulfide


Also called amyl sulfide.

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