isooctane

[ahy-soh-ok-teyn]

noun Chemistry.

the octane C8H18, used as one of the standards in establishing the octane number of a fuel.

Compare octane number.

Origin of isooctane

First recorded in 1905–10; iso- + octane
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British Dictionary definitions for isooctane

isooctane

noun

a colourless liquid alkane hydrocarbon produced from petroleum and used in standardizing petrol. Formula: (CH 3) 3 CCH 2 CH(CH 3) 2See also octane number
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