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Definition of the noun allyl alcohol
What does allyl alcohol mean as a name of something?
- an unsaturated primary alcohol present in wood spirit; use to make resins and plasticizers and pharmaceuticals
- lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
- synonym of allyl alcohol: propenyl alcohol
- more generic word: alcohol = any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
- substance of: methanol / methyl alcohol / wood alcohol / wood spirit = a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol
Allyl alcohol is an organic compound with the structural formula CH₂=CHCH₂OH. Like many alcohols, it is a water-soluble, colourless liquid, but it is more toxic than typical small alcohols. Allyl alcohol is used as a raw material for the production of glycerol, but is also used as a precursor to many specialized compounds such as flame-resistant materials, drying oils, and plasticizers. Today allyl alcohol can be obtained by many methods. Allyl alcohol is the smallest representative of the allylic alcohols.
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by Jan W. Gooch
Allyl Alcohol n (propenyl alcohol, AA, 2-propene-1-ol) CH2=CHCCH2–OH. A colorless liquid with a characteristic pungent odor synthesized by hydrolysis of allyl chloride (from propylene) with dilute caustic, or by the dehydration of propylene ...
by Michael I. Greenberg
Alcohol Vapor April 12, 2004: Da/ton, Georgia Allyl alcohol vapors were released from a chemical manufacturing plant after a chemical reactor overheated. One hundred fifty-four people were hospitalized and nearby residents were evacuated .
by James F. Carley
Allyl Alcohol (propenyl alcohol, AA, 2-propene-l-ol) CH2=CHCH2- OH. A colorless liquid with a characteristic pungent odor, obtained by the hydrolysis of allyl chloride (from propylene) with dilute caustic, or by the dehydration of propylene ...
by Robert Alan Lewis
Allyl chloride is used as an intermediate in the manufacture of glycerol, various allyl compounds allyl alcohol and a number of pharmaceuticals, insecticides, plastic resins, and thermosetting varnish. It is an irritant. Contact with the skin may ...
Descriptions in Plain English of More Than 12,000 Ingredients Both Harmful and Desirable Found in Foods by Ruth Winter
ALLYL ALCOHOL • A colorless, pungent liquid made chiefly from allyl chloride heated to a thick substance in the presence of oxygen. It is used to make resins and plasticizers and as ...
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