propyl n : the monovalent organic group C3H7- obtained from propane [syn: propyl group, propyl radical]
- Italian: propile
In organic chemistry, propyl is a three-carbon alkyl substituent with chemical formula -C3H7. It is the substituent form of the alkane propane.
This is propyl ethanoate, an ester. The propyl group is attached to the molecule after the middle oxygen.
There are two isomeric forms of propyl:
In addition there is a third, cyclic, form called cyclopropyl, or c-propyl. It is not isomeric with the other two forms, having the chemical formula -C3H5.
propyl in Polish: Grupa propylowa
propyl in Russian: Пропил
propyl in Swedish: Propylgrupp