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Definition: sec-amyl alcohol
Amyl alcohol \Am“yl al”co*hol\
Any of eight isomeric liquid alcohols (C5H11.OH
transparent, colorless liquids. It is the hydroxide of amyl.
Also called amylic alcohol
. The amyl alcohol obtained from
is mostly isoamyl alcohol (3-methyl-1-butanol or
1-hydroxy-3-methylbutane), with some sec-amyl alcohol
(2-methyl-1-butanol or 2-pentanol
), and has a
characteristic peculiar odor. Other than n-amyl alcohol
(also called 1-pentanol
) the other isomeric pentanols are
not usually refered to as amyl alcohol. The amyl alcohol
mixture in fusel oil forms a colorless liquid with a peculiar
cough-exciting odor and burning taste. It is used as a source
of amyl compounds, such as amyl acetate, amyl nitrite, etc.
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]