Definition of pentanol in English:

pentanol

noun

Chemistry
  • Any saturated monohydric alcohol of the formula C ₅ H ₁₁ OH, of which several isomeric forms exist; specifically (also "n-pentanol" or "1-pentanol") the primary straight-chain alcohol CH ₃ (CH ₂) ₃ CH ₂ OH (n -amyl alcohol).

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. From pentane + -ol.

Pronunciation

pentanol

/ˈpɛntənɒl/