Share this entry

Share this page

isopropyl

Syllabification: i·so·pro·pyl
Pronunciation: /ˌīsəˈprōpəl
 
/

Definition of isopropyl in English:

noun

[as modifier] Chemistry
Of or denoting the alkyl radicalCH(CH3)2, derived from propane by removal of a hydrogen atom from the middle carbon atom.
Example sentences
  • Three glyphosate salts are currently being marketed: isopropyl amine, ammonium and di-ammonium salt.
  • On the other hand, virtually no hydrolysis occurs with an isopropyl group and the return of AChE is dependent upon synthesis of a new enzyme.
  • In the laboratory, however, allolactose is usually replaced by the analogous compound isopropyl thiogalactose, which is not metabolized.

Words that rhyme with isopropyl

juvenilestockpile

Definition of isopropyl in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…