Definition of heptyl in English:


Syllabification: hep·tyl
Pronunciation: /ˈheptəl


[as modifier] Chemistry
  • Of or denoting an alkyl radical —Co7H15, derived from heptane.
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    • He knows the optimal amount of trans-2-hexenal that will enhance a sweet's apple flavouring - and that, by reformulating the recipe with added heptyl acetate, he can turn apple into pear.

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