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Definition of Fusel oil
fusel oilAlcohol Al"co*hol ([a^]l"k[-o]*h[o^]l), n. [Cf. F. alcool,
formerly written alcohol, Sp. alcohol alcohol, antimony,
galena, OSp. alcofol; all fr. Ar. al-kohl a powder of
antimony or galena, to paint the eyebrows with. The name was
afterwards applied, on account of the fineness of this
powder, to highly rectified spirits, a signification unknown
in Arabia. The Sp. word has both meanings. Cf. Alquifou.]
1. An impalpable powder. [Obs.]
2. The fluid essence or pure spirit obtained by distillation.
3. Pure spirit of wine; pure or highly rectified spirit
(called also ethyl alcohol); the spirituous or
intoxicating element of fermented or distilled liquors, or
more loosely a liquid containing it in considerable
quantity. It is extracted by simple distillation from
various vegetable juices and infusions of a saccharine
nature, which have undergone vinous fermentation.
Note: As used in the U. S. ``Pharmacop[oe]ia,' alcohol
contains 91 per cent by weight of ethyl alcohol and 9
per cent of water; and diluted alcohol (proof spirit)
contains 45.5 per cent by weight of ethyl alcohol and
54.5 per cent of water.
4. (Organic Chem.) A class of compounds analogous to vinic
alcohol in constitution. Chemically speaking, they are
hydroxides of certain organic radicals; as, the radical
ethyl forms common or ethyl alcohol (C2H5.OH); methyl
forms methyl alcohol (CH3.OH) or wood spirit; amyl
forms amyl alcohol (C5H11.OH) or fusel oil, etc.
Fusel Fu"sel, n., Fusel oil Fu"sel oil [G. fusel bad
A hot, acrid, oily liquid, accompanying many alcoholic
liquors (as potato whisky, corn whisky, etc.), as an
undesirable ingredient, and consisting of several of the
higher alcohols and compound ethers, but particularly of amyl
alcohol; hence, specifically applied to amyl alcohol.
Meaning of Fusel oil from wikipedia
- subjects' hangover symptoms
were lessened, according
to the journal. Fusel oil
are used in the lacquer industry
as high boiling
- the production
of banana oil
, an ester found
and also produced
as a flavouring
in industry. It is a common fusel
as a major...
- formed during
of corn oil
, cottonseed oil
, trilinolein, and triolein. Butan-1-ol is one of the "fusel
alcohols" (from the German
- histamines, fusel oil
, esters, furfural, and tannins, many but not all of which
are toxic. One study
in mice indicates
that fusel oil
may have a mitigating...
in the production
of alcoholic beverages
and a constituent
of fusel oil
. The other
may be obtained
-  Pentanol
can be prepared
by fractional distillation
of fusel oil
. To reduce
the use of fossil
- 4-9%. Organoleptic compounds enhance flavor
and aroma. These include fusel oil
, methanol, aldehydes, organic acids
and esters. Production
- UN Number class Proper Shipping
Name UN 1201 3 Fusel oil
UN 1202 3 Gas oil
fuel or heating oil
UN 1203 3 Gasoline
- the liquid
due to Tyndall effect
of the colloid emulsion
of residual fusel oil
is one of the generic Slavic words
for a moonshine. In Polish...
- of 2-keto acid decarboxylase
and dehydrogenase. It can be derived
from fusel oil
(because it occurs naturally
such as grapes) or manufactured...
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