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bu·ta·nol(byo͞o′tə-nôl′, -nōl′, nŏl′)
Either of two isomeric alcohols, C4H10O, derived from butane and used as solvents and in organic synthesis. Also called butyl alcohol.
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless substance existing in four isomeric forms. The three liquid isomers are used as solvents for resins, lacquers, etc, and in the manufacture of organic compounds. Formula: C4H9OH. Also called: butyl alcohol
[C19: from butan(e) + -ol1]
any of four flammable isomeric liquid alcohols having the formula C4H9OH, used as solvents and in organic synthesis. Also called butanol.