Definition of isobutyl in English:

isobutyl

Line breaks: iso|butyl
Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsəʊˈbjuːtʌɪl
 
, -tɪl/

noun

[as modifier] Chemistry
  • Of or denoting the alkyl radical —CH2CH(CH3)2, derived from isobutane.
    More 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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