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FUSEL OIL [1 record]

Record 1 2003-09-17

English

Subject field(s)
  • Chemical Elements and Compounds
  • Food Additives
  • Winemaking
  • Biomass Energy
DEF

A clear, colorless, poisonous, liquid mixture of alcohols obtained as a by-product of grain fermentation; generally amyl, isoamyl, propyl, isopropyl, butyl, and isobutyl alcohols and acetic and lactic acids.

CONT

Before the 1920s, the only economical source of amyl alcohol was fusel oil, formed as a minor product in fermentation of carbohydrates to make ethyl alcohol.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Éléments et composés chimiques
  • Additifs alimentaires
  • Industrie vinicole
  • Énergie de la biomasse
DEF

[Huile] obtenue par fermentation de produits végétaux.

CONT

Les dérivés amyliques [...] les plus intéressants sont les alcools amyliques [...] dont la plupart s'obtiennent à partir des pentanes et de l'huile de fusel, sous-produit de fermentation de l'alcool éthylique.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Elementos y compuestos químicos
  • Aditivos alimentarios
  • Industria vinícola
  • Energía de la biomasa
DEF

Mezcla aceitosa, volátil, compuesto fundamentalmente por distintos alcoholes amílicos no primarios. Inflamable. Tóxico. Moderado riesgo de incendio. Etiqueta de veneno.

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