Share this entry

Share this page

butyl alcohol

Syllabification: bu·tyl al·co·hol

Definition of butyl alcohol in English:

noun

Any of four isomeric alcohols used as solvents and in organic synthesis.
Example sentences
  • The latter symptoms, often described as a ‘drunk’ feeling, possibly resulted from tertiary butyl alcohol - a major metabolic product of MTBE in humans.
  • Tissue dehydration was accomplished by submerging samples in a series of ethanol: tertiary butyl alcohol, and embedding them in small blocks of solid paraffin.
  • Generally, methyl alcohol is the most corrosive and butyl alcohol is least corrosive.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: inˈɡrāSHēˌāt
verb
bring oneself into favor with someone through flattery…