Definition of octyl in English:


Syllabification: oc·tyl
Pronunciation: /ˈäktl


[as modifier] Chemistry
  • Of or denoting an alkyl radical — C8H17, derived from octane.
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    • The transiting phase was modulated by 0.1 M of citrate buffer solution, sodium octyl sulphonate, methanol, and EDTA-Na.
    • In this formulation, and in many others, it is used in combination with waterproof ingredients such as octyl salicylate.
    • They ran sun-protection-factor tests to compare SoyScreen to four commercial UV absorbents: oxybenzone, dioxybenzone, octyl methoxycinnamate, and padimate-O.

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