An isomer of amyl alcohol, 3-methyl-1-butanol, found in trace amounts in wine; used industrially in the preparation of isoamyl nitrite.
Isoamyl alcohol is a clear, colorless alcohol with the formula (CH3)2CHCH2CH2OH. It is one of several isomers of amyl alcohol. It is a main ingredient in the production of banana oil, an ester found in nature and also produced as a flavouring in industry. It's also the main ingredient of Kovac's reagent, used for the bacterial diagnostic indole test. It is also used as an antifoaming agent in the Chloroform:Isomyl Alcohol reagent.
The numerical value of isoamyl alcohol in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of isoamyl alcohol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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