Definition of isobutyl in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsəʊˈbjuːtʌɪl/

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[as modifier] Chemistry
Of or denoting the alkyl radical —CH2CH(CH3)2, derived from isobutane.
Example sentences
  • Two ketones (methyl isobutyl ketone and 5-ethyl cyclopentanone) were also identified.
  • Inhalation of amyl nitrite, as well as isobutyl nitrite, purportedly enhances sexual pleasure and produces euphoria.
  • The carboxylic acid group of the drug is first reacted with an activated carbonyl group like that found on isobutyl chloroformate.
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