octanol etymology

English word octanol comes from English octane

Detailed word origin of octanol

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
octane English (eng) (chemistry) Any of the eighteen isomeric aliphatic hydrocarbons (C8H18) found in petroleum, especially an iso-octane 2,2,4 trimethyl-pentane; they are used as fuels and solvents.
octanol English (eng) (organic compound) Any of many isomers of the saturated aliphatic alcohol having eight carbon atoms, but especially the simple primary alcohol n-octanol; its esters are used in perfumery.

Words with the same origin as octanol

Descendants of octane
octanal octanolysis octanyl