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[as modifier] Of or denoting an alkyl radical — C₈H₁₇, derived from octane.
- ‘The transiting phase was modulated by 0.1 M of citrate buffer solution, sodium octyl sulphonate, methanol, and EDTA-Na.’
- ‘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.’
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