One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Each of two isomeric liquid alcohols used as solvents; butyl alcohol.
Chemical formula: CH₃CH₂CH₂CH₂OH (1-butanol, butan-1-ol) and CH₃CH₂CH(OH)CH₃ (2-butanol, butan-2-ol)
- ‘However, the company admits that three chemicals capable of causing cancer - ammonia, nitrous oxide and butanol - exist in levels exceeding occupation exposure limits.’
- ‘Recent work in our laboratory has explored the clustering behaviour of organic polar solvents such as methanol, 6 ethanol and butanol.’
- ‘It has been recently shown that fusel alcohols, notably butanol, induce filamentous growth in haploid cells on both solid and liquid media.’
- ‘Butyl acetate, butanol, hexyl acetate, and hexanol present in whole fruit were analysed by grinding 250 g of melon flesh in liquid nitrogen.’
- ‘Digestion products were loaded on silica gel TLC, developed in butanol: acetic acid: water and stained with thymol - H 2 SO 4.’
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