octyl definition

  • noun:
    • some of very many isomeric univalent hydrocarbon radicals, C8H17, formally derived from octane because of the loss in a hydrogen atom
    • A hypothetical hydrocarbon radical thought to be an important residue of octane, and as getting into its derivatives.
    • A hypothetical liquor radical (C8H17), the bestknown ingredient which is octyl hydrid (C8H18), among constituents of American petroleum. Also referred to as capryl.

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