- See under butanol(def 2).
- butyl alcohol.
- butanol that is made from fossil fuels (petrobutanol) or from certain plants or algae (biobutanol), and which is used as an alternative to gasoline.
- a colourless substance existing in four isomeric forms. The three liquid isomers are used as solvents for resins, lacquers, etc, and in the manufacture of organic compounds. Formula: C 4 H 9 OHAlso called: butyl alcohol
- Either of the two butyl alcohols that are derived from butane and have a straight chain of carbon atoms. Butanols are used as solvents and in organic synthesis. Chemical formula: C4H10O.