propyl alcohol


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propyl alcohol

n.
A clear colorless liquid, C3H8O, that is a primary alcohol, used as a solvent and as an antiseptic. Also called propanol.

pro′pyl al′cohol



n.
a colorless, water-soluble liquid, C3H8O, used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.propyl alcohol - a clear colorless volatile liquid (alcohol) used as a solvent and antiseptic
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
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Abbreviations: Iso propyl alcohol (IPA), methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), n-propyl alcohol (n-PA), ethyl acetate (EA), n-butanol, n-propyl acetate (n-PAc), ortho-xylene (xylene).
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