Definition of decyl in English:


Line breaks: decyl
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪsʌɪl
, -sɪl/


[as modifier] Chemistry
Of or denoting an alkyl radical —C10H21, derived from decane.
More example sentences
  • One mole of decyl chloride is added slowly over a period of one hour.
  • First, decyl alcohol had to be separated from the ethylene glycol, and the ethylene glycol separated from the water.


mid 19th century: from Greek deka- 'ten' + -yl.

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