Definition of octyl in English:

octyl

noun

Chemistry
  • [as modifier] Of or denoting an alkyl radical —C8H17, derived from octane.

    • ‘In this formulation, and in many others, it is used in combination with waterproof ingredients such as octyl salicylate.’
    • ‘They ran sun-protection-factor tests to compare SoyScreen to four commercial UV absorbents: oxybenzone, dioxybenzone, octyl methoxycinnamate, and padimate-O.’
    • ‘The transiting phase was modulated by 0.1 M of citrate buffer solution, sodium octyl sulphonate, methanol, and EDTA-Na.’

Pronunciation:

octyl

/ˈɒktɪl//ˈɒktʌɪl/