Definition of heptyl in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈheptəl/


[as modifier] Chemistry
Of or denoting an alkyl radicalCo7H15, derived from heptane.
Example sentences
  • He knows the optimal amount of trans-2-hexenal that will enhance a sweet's apple flavouring - and that, by reformulating the recipe with added heptyl acetate, he can turn apple into pear.

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Syllabification: hep·tyl

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