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- n. Any of many isomers of the saturated aliphatic alcohol having eight carbon atoms, but especially the simple primary alcohol n-octanol; its esters are used in perfumery
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Octyl alcohol, C8H17.OH, derived from octane. It is a liquid which boils at 195.5° C. The acetate occurs in the oil of Heracleum Sphondylium, and the butyrate in the oils of H. giganteum and Pastinaca sativa.
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