any of several univalent, isomeric groups having the formula C 5 H 11 –, whose derivatives are found in fusel oil, fruit extracts, etc.
- Amyl nitrite
a yellowish, fragrant, flammable liquid, C 5 H 11 NO 2 , used in medicine chiefly as a vasodilator, especially in the treatment of angina pectoris: misused by inhalation as a stimulant, especially of sexual sensation. Contemporary Examples With the president surrounded by “a fast Hollywood crowd,” someone offered him amyl nitrite, or “poppers.” Intern’s […]
- Amyl propionate
a colorless liquid, C 8 H 16 O 2 , having an applelike odor, used chiefly as a scent in the manufacture of flavorings and perfume.
- Amyl radical
. any of several univalent, isomeric groups having the formula C 5 H 11 –, whose derivatives are found in fusel oil, fruit extracts, etc.
- Amyl sulfide
. a yellow liquid consisting of a mixture of isomers having the formula (C 5 H 11) 2 S, used chiefly in the preparation of organic sulfur compounds.