Amyl alcohol



a colorless liquid, C 5 H 12 O, consisting of a mixture of two or more isomeric alcohols, derived from the pentanes, and used as a solvent and intermediate for organic synthesis: the main component of fusel oil.
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It is insoluble in ether and in absolute alcohol, and not readily soluble in amyl alcohol.
Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth

The amyl alcohol solution has the property of gelatinising when cold.
Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth

The violet coloring matter is obtained in a pure state on evaporating the amyl alcohol.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891 Various

Fusel oil and its chief constituent, amyl alcohol, are direct nerve poisons.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3 Various

In alcohol and amyl alcohol it dissolves in almost every proportion.
Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth

These colloids appear to be separated by amyl alcohol in virtue of their greater solubility in that menstruum.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 711, August 17, 1889 Various

Pohl73 found that amyl alcohol is largely eliminated by the lungs in the cat and in the dog.
The Toxicity of Caffein William Salant

It volatilises with aqueous and amyl alcohol vapour notably, and is not even fixed at -10°.
Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth

Alkalised by ammonia, it dissolves freely in chloroform and in amyl alcohol.
Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth

A solution in amyl alcohol is also precipitated by bromine; the precipitate is crystalline.
Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth

noun
a colourless flammable liquid existing in eight isomeric forms that is used as a solvent and in the manufacture of organic compounds and pharmaceuticals. Formula: C5H11OH
amyl alcohol
(ām’əl, ā’məl)
Any of various colorless oils derived from pentane, one of which is the main constituent of fusel oil. Chemical formula: C5H12.

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