noun. any of a series of univalent groups of the general formula CnH2n+1 derived from aliphatic hydrocarbons.
- alkyl radical
- methyl group
- alkyl group
- chemical group
- ethyl radical
- ethyl group
- methyl radical
Example sentences of the word alkyl
1. Noun, singular or mass
This solution is based on alkyl and aryl hydrocarbons, which are derived from petroleum and clean as well as polish.
Containing phenolic substances, such as alkyl catechols or alykl resorcinols, that may be insoluble in water, contact with the sap can cause contact dermatitis.
3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Add alkyl alcohol to the frother cell, which will stabilize the froth layer.