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(organic chemistry, especially in combination) The univalent hydrocarbon radical derived from isobutanol.
The higher alcohols such as propyl, isobutyl, amyl, capryl, oenanthyl and caproyl, have been identified; and the amount of these vary according to the different conditions of the fermentation.
Isobutyl alcohol, (CH 3) 2 CH CH 2 OH, the butyl alcohol of fermentation, is a primary alcohol derived from isobutane.
In the absence of cells, isobutyl nitrite reacted with hydrogen peroxide to form peroxynitrite.
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