Definition of isopropyl in English:

isopropyl

noun

Chemistry
  • [as modifier] Of or denoting the alkyl radical —CH(CH₃)₂, derived from propane by removal of a hydrogen atom from the middle carbon atom.

    propyl
    • ‘Three glyphosate salts are currently being marketed: isopropyl amine, ammonium and di-ammonium salt.’
    • ‘On the other hand, virtually no hydrolysis occurs with an isopropyl group and the return of AChE is dependent upon synthesis of a new enzyme.’
    • ‘In the laboratory, however, allolactose is usually replaced by the analogous compound isopropyl thiogalactose, which is not metabolized.’
    • ‘Here, expression from pQE60 is increased in the presence of isopropyl thiogalactoside.’
    • ‘It has been stated that isopropyl acetate is comparable in toxicity to ethyl acetate and npropyl acetate.’

Pronunciation:

isopropyl

/ˌīsəˈprōpəl/