Definition of pentanol in English:

pentanol

noun

Chemistry
  • Any saturated monohydric alcohol of the formula C₅H₁₁OH, of which several isomeric forms exist; specifically (also "n-pentanol" or "1-pentanol") the primary straight-chain alcohol CH₃(CH₂)₃CH₂OH (n-amyl alcohol).

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. From pentane + -ol.

Pronunciation

pentanol

/ˈpɛntənɒl/