Definition of hexyl in English:

hexyl

noun

Chemistry
  • [as modifier] Of or denoting an alkyl radical —C6H13, derived from hexane.

    • ‘Previous studies have shown that ALA hexyl ester is more successful than ALA for photodetection of early malignant lesions in the bladder.’
    • ‘However, during a 24 h topical application of ALA methyl, ethyl, propyl or hexyl ester, no PpIX fluorescence above autofluorescence level was measured in skin outside the application area or in other organs.’
    • ‘Iontophoresis of the methyl, ethyl, butyl and hexyl esters of ALA induced significantly enhanced delivery compared with that of ALA itself.’
    • ‘The activity of three formulations of MCPA, the acid form, the dimethylamine salt and the 2-ethyl hexyl ester have been investigated in several studies described herein.’
    • ‘Iontophoresis of methyl-ALA and hexyl - ALA also increased the amount of prodrug delivered into the skin.’

Pronunciation:

hexyl

/ˈhɛksʌɪl/