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  • n. The univalent hydrocarbon radical derived from isobutanol

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An organic univalent radical, occurring in a number of compounds, most of which are prepared from isobutyl alcohol, a constituent of fusel-oil.


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  • The marketing of Sechuan Buttons brandishes an element of the narcotic with the culinary, as well it should; the active ingredient in Acmella oleracea which produces unique sensations in the mouth is the molecule spilanthol N-isobutyl-4, 6-decadienamide.

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  • The leather note isobutyl quinoline sp? is practically the same.

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  • Chemicals like amyl nitrite and isobutyl nitrite (poppers) and nitrous oxide (whippets) are often sold at concerts and dance clubs.

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  • Peas and green capsicum “bell peppers” contain similar and very potent “green” aroma compounds isobutyl methoxypyrazines.

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  • The familiar green bell pepper has a strong, distinctive aroma thanks to a particular compound isobutyl methoxypyrazine carried in oil droplets within its cells; the very same compound occasionally pops up in cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc wines and gives them a usually unwelcome green-vegetable note.

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  • The R37-million Sasol methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) facility in

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  • The design and construction of the methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) plant will probably be completed before the start of next year.

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  • Dr Schupphaus found that propyl and isobutyl alcohols with camphor were active solvents, and the ketones, palmitone, and stearone in alcohol solution, also alpha - and beta-naphthol, with alcohol and anthraquinone

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  • Some other oxygenated solvents such as methyl ethyl ketone, isopropyl alcohol, methyl isobutyl ketone and ethyl acetate are being phased out due to their classifications as either volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or hazardous air pollutants, Willett notes.

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  • Also, Celanese of Dallas is raising price by 3â¢/lb for paraformaldehyde, 5â¢/lb for acetic acid, ethyl acetate, vinyl acetate monomer, methyl isobutyl carbinol and methyl isobutyl ketone and 8â¢/lb for acetic anhydride.

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