2-Pentanol
Title: 2-Pentanol
CAS Registry Number: 6032-29-7
Additional Names: dl-sec-Amyl alcohol; methyl propyl carbinol
Molecular Formula: C5H12O
Molecular Weight: 88.15
Percent Composition: C 68.13%, H 13.72%, O 18.15%
Line Formula: CH3CH2CH2CH(OH)CH3
Literature References: Prepn: Brown, Nakagawa, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 77, 3614 (1955); Brown, Wheeler, ibid. 78, 2199 (1956). Sepn of optical isomers: Adembri, Ann. Chim. (Rome) 46, 62 (1956). Review of manuf by fractionation of fusel oil and via chlorination of pentanes, and properties: Industrial Chemicals, W. L. Faith et al., Eds. (John Wiley, New York, 2nd ed., 1957) pp 107-114.
Properties: Liquid, characteristic odor. bp 119.3°. bp745 118°. d420 0.8098. nD25 1.4041, nD20 1.406. Flash pt (open cup) 105°F. Slightly sol in water (16.6 g/100 ml at 20°). Miscible with alcohol, ether.
Boiling point: bp 119.3°; bp745 118°
Flash point: Flash pt (open cup) 105°F
Index of refraction: nD25 1.4041; nD20 1.406
Density: d420 0.8098
CAUTION: See 1-Pentanol.

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