Definition of butanol in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbjuːtənɒl/


[mass noun] Chemistry
Each of two isomeric liquid alcohols used as solvents; butyl alcohol.
  • Chemical formula: CH3CH2CH2CH2OH (1-butanol, butan-1-ol) and CH3CH2CH(OH)CH3 (2-butanol, butan-2-ol).
Example sentences
  • Recent work in our laboratory has explored the clustering behaviour of organic polar solvents such as methanol, 6 ethanol and butanol.
  • Digestion products were loaded on silica gel TLC, developed in butanol: acetic acid: water and stained with thymol - H 2 SO 4.
  • Butyl acetate, butanol, hexyl acetate, and hexanol present in whole fruit were analysed by grinding 250 g of melon flesh in liquid nitrogen.

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