alcohols possessing the general formula H–[CH2C(Me)=CHCH2]nOH
in which the carbon skeleton is composed of one or more isoprene units (biogenetic precursors of the isoprenoids).
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. 'Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)' on page 1360 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199567081307)
White Book, 2nd ed., p. 252 (https://www.qmul.ac.uk/sbcs/iupac/bibliog/white.html)