amyl alcohol

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amyl alcohol

n.
Any of eight isomers of the alcohol composition C5H12O, one of which is the principal constituent of fusel oil.

amyl alcohol

n
(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

am′yl al′cohol


n.
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.
[1860–65]

am·yl alcohol

(ăm′əl, ā′məl)
Any of various alcohols having the formula C5H11OH. Amyl alcohols are used to make solvents and esters.
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Noun1.amyl alcohol - a mixture of 2 or more isomeric alcohols; used as a solvent and in organic synthesis
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
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Identification and quantification was based on external calibration with standard solutions of acetaldehyde, 2-pentanone, 2-butanone, ethylacetate (Fluka, Buchs SG, Switzerland); ethanol (Arcus, Oslo, Norway); 2-methyl-1-propanol, 2-methyl-1-butanol, 2-methyl-1-butanal, 3-methyl-1-butanol, 2-methyl-1-butanol, 2-methyl-1-propanol, 3-methyl-1-butanal, 3-methyl-1-butanol, 2-methyl-1-butanol, 2-methyl-1-propanal, diacetyl, 2-propanol, 1- butanol, 2-butanol, acetoin, iso-butylacetate, acetone, 2,3-pentanedione, ethylacetate, acetone, isobutyl acetate and ethyl butyrate (Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany).
Liao and his team genetically engineered a lithoautotrophic microorganism known as Ralstonia eutropha H16 to produce isobutanol and 3-methyl-1-butanol in an electro-bioreactor using carbon dioxide as the sole carbon source and electricity as the sole energy input.
In addition, the oxidation of 3-methyl-1-butanol to 3-methyl-1-butanol acetate can be of use in evaluating the degree of fermentation.

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