Physical Data
German Version

1-propanol, propyl alcohol,   C3H8O
 M 60,10 g/Mol
GHS-symbol inflammableGHS-symbol: corrosiveGHS-Symbol: Exclamation Mark


1-propanol is used as a solvent in pharmacy (especially for outwardly used drugs) as well as in cosmetics, as a skin disinfectant and industrially as a solvent for paints, oils and other materials.


Technical synthesis is done Co-catalysed by reaction of Ethen with Carbonmonoxide and Hydrogen (Oxosynthesis), priliminary under formation of Propanal, which is further hydrogenated to 1-Propanol.

Biological Importance

  • Congener of alcoholic beverages
  • Metabolic product of bacterial decay processes
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