Either of two isomeric alcohols, C4 H10 O, derived from butane and used as solvents and in organic synthesis.
Either of the two butyl alcohols that are derived from butane and have a straight chain of carbon atoms. Butanols are used as solvents and in organic synthesis. Chemical formula: C4H10O.
Other Word Forms
Origin of butanol
- butan(e) –ol
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition