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butyl alcohol Syllabification: bu·tyl al·co·hol

Definition of butyl alcohol in English:


Any of four isomeric alcohols used as solvents and in organic synthesis.
Example sentences
  • The latter symptoms, often described as a ‘drunk’ feeling, possibly resulted from tertiary butyl alcohol - a major metabolic product of MTBE in humans.
  • Tissue dehydration was accomplished by submerging samples in a series of ethanol: tertiary butyl alcohol, and embedding them in small blocks of solid paraffin.
  • Generally, methyl alcohol is the most corrosive and butyl alcohol is least corrosive.
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