amyl alcohol(redirected from 3-methyl-1-butanol)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Any of eight isomers of the alcohol composition C5H12O, one of which is the principal constituent of fusel oil.
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless flammable liquid existing in eight isomeric forms that is used as a solvent and in the manufacture of organic compounds and pharmaceuticals. Formula: C5H11OH
a colorless liquid, C5H12O, consisting of a mixture of two or more isomeric alcohols, derived from the pentanes, and used as a solvent and intermediate for organic synthesis: the main component of fusel oil.
am·yl alcohol(ăm′əl, ā′məl)
Any of various alcohols having the formula C5H11OH. Amyl alcohols are used to make solvents and esters.