Meaning of pentyl in English:

pentyl

Pronunciation /ˈpɛntʌɪl/ /ˈpɛntɪl/

noun

Chemistry
as modifier
  • Of or denoting an alkyl radical —C₅H₁₁, derived from pentane.

    Compare with amyl

    ‘Pear drops are a popular British sweet, coloured half-red, half-yellow, roughly pear shaped and flavoured with jargonelle pear essence, or synthetic pentyl acetate.’
    • ‘R 1 and R 2 indicate the propyl and pentyl forms of the different metabolites.’

Origin

Mid 19th century blend of pentane and alkyl.