Isobutanol
Physical Data
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Isobutanol
isobutyl alcohol, 2-methyl-1-propanol
 C4H10O   M 74,12 g/mol
GHS-symbol: corrosiveGHS-symbol: inflammableGHS-symbol: exclamation mark

Production

Isobutanol is formed by hydroformylation (reaction with CO/H2 by rhodium catalysis) of 2-propene to methylpropanal and subsequent hydrogenation.

Resources and Usage

Isobutanol is a congener in whisky, brandy, wine and beer and other spirits.

In the chemical industry it is used as solvent and for the synthesis of plasticizers. His esters are used as perfume and flavourings.

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Last Update: 10/29/2010 - IMPRINT - FAQ