butyl alcohol


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butyl alcohol

n.

butyl alcohol

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for butanol

bu′tyl al′cohol


n.
any of four flammable isomeric liquid alcohols having the formula C4H9OH, used as solvents and in organic synthesis. Also called butanol.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.butyl alcohol - 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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Butyl alcohol is an important chemical ingredient used in the production of a wide range of products such as paints, adhesives and plasticizers.
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The most common plasticizers include butyl alcohol and sebacic acid ester, or dibutylsebacate (DBS), dibutylphthalate (DBP), dioctyl phthalate (DOP) and ester based on synthetic fatty monocarbonic acids of the [C.sub.5]-[C.sub.9] fraction and diethylene glycol (LZ-7).
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The strain, as expected, did not make any of the usual components of fusel oil, but, unexpectedly, it made a new higher alcohol not normally present in fusel oil: normal butyl alcohol.
However, they also may be misused for the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs such as cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and methamphetamines." A good example is butyl alcohol, used in industrial cleaners--it also converts cocaine base to cocaine hydrochloride.