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[Latin am(ylum), starch + -yl.]


(Chemistry) (modifier, no longer in technical usage) of, consisting of, or containing any of eight isomeric forms of the monovalent group C5H11-: amyl group or radical. See also pentyl
[C19: from Latin: amylum]


(ˈæm ɪl, ˈeɪ mɪl)

any of several univalent, isomeric groups with the formula C5H11. Also called pentyl .
[1840–50; < Greek ámyl(on) starch (see amylo-) + -yl, with haplology of am(yl)-yl]
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Noun1.amyl - a hydrocarbon radical that occurs in many organic compounds
chemical group, radical, group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
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I had obtained good results in such cases by the inhalation of nitrite of amyl, and the present seemed an admirable opportunity of testing its virtues.
I've only known one who could stop an attack, and he knocked me sideways with nitrite of amyl.
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Then she dabbled with sex-boosting amyl nitrate, or poppers, but adds: "I got such a rippling headache, I would have preferred being hit on the head by a baseball bat.
But he later made her take drugs including amyl nitrate, or poppers, and the aphrodisiac Spanish Fly.
It would appear that troubled boys and young teenagers would congregate at Cooke's home, where they would watch pornographic movies, would be plied with drink, given a drug - amyl nitrate - and sexually abused.
But, the first communication from Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) on possible medical effects of MIC poisoning said: If cyanide is suspected, use amyl nitrite; if no effect, use sodium nitrite 0.
When questioned Gormlay, of Chaddesley Corbett, Kidderminster, admitted sniffing amyl nitrite, also known as poppers, and showed officers a small bottle of clear liquid.
The alkylation unit number 1 and TAME (tertiary amyl methyl ether, used to oxygenate gasoline) are down due to operational problems in Cardon.
Cell-level indicators showed that neurons involved in smelling were firing correctly when the mice were exposed to amyl acetate, a strong-smelling chemical also called banana oil.
Bastaki said the Consumer Materials Laboratory conducts several tests on aromatic products including Visual inspection, Turbidity test, Determination of Essential Oil content, Determination of Ethanol Content, Determination of Methanol in relation to Ethanol content, Determination Propan-1-ol, Determination of Diethyl Phthalate content, Determination of Bitrex content, and Determination of Allergic substances such as Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Eugenol, Hydroxy-citronellal, Isoeugenol, Amylcin-namyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamal, Coumarin and Geraniol.
CEO Amyl Ahola To Retire But To Remain On Board of Directors