Definition of pentyl in English:


Line breaks: pen¦tyl
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛntʌɪl
, -tɪl/


[as modifier] Chemistry
  • Of or denoting an alkyl radical —C5H11, derived from pentane. Compare with amyl.
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    • Pear drops are a popular British sweet, coloured half-red, half-yellow, roughly pear shaped and flavoured with jargonelle pear essence, or synthetic pentyl acetate.
    • R 1 and R 2 indicate the propyl and pentyl forms of the different metabolites.

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