Butanol definitions

byo͝o'tə-nôl', -nōl', nŏl'
Either of two isomeric alcohols, C4 H10 O, derived from butane and used as solvents and in organic synthesis.
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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.
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(organic chemistry) Any of four isomeric aliphatic alcohols, C4H9-OH.
  • Butan-1-ol or n-butanol or butyl alcohol - CH3(CH2)3-OH.
  • Butan-2-ol or sec-butanol - CH3CH2CH(CH3)-OH.
  • 2-methyl-propan-1-ol or iso-butanol - (CH3)2CHCH2-OH.
  • 1,1-dimethyl-ethanol or tert-butanol - (CH3)3C-OH.
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Origin of butanol

butan(e) –ol