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 (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]

bu′tyl al′cohol

any of four flammable isomeric liquid alcohols having the formula C4H9OH, used as solvents and in organic synthesis. Also called butanol.
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Noun1.butanol - a flammable alcohol derived from butanes and used for solvents
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
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Butanol is used in a wide range of industrial products such as paints and solvents.
The Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company, a manufacturing affiliate of Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic), has initiated trial runs at its new joint venture butanol plant.
The Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company (Saudi Kayan), a manufacturing affiliate of SABIC, began trial runs at its new joint venture butanol plant on October 20.
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Butanol is the go-to industrial solvent for products such as lacquers and enamels, but it might also play a substantial role in the production of renewable fuels.
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