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Isobutanol, also known as 2-methylpropan-1-ol or 2-methyl-1-propanol is an organic compound, an isomer of butanol it has the formula CH3CH(CH2)CH2OH.

PropertiesEdit

ChemicalEdit

Isobutanol will burn in open air, but due to its high flash point of 28 °C it will only ignite if heated prior.

PhysicalEdit

Isobutanol is a colorless viscous liquid, with a strong characteristic odor. It is poorly soluble in water (8.7 mL/100 mL), but miscible with many organic solvents such as acetone or ethanol. It has a boiling point of 107.89 °C and a melting point of −108 °C.

AvailabilityEdit

Isobutanol is available at hardware stores as wood paint drying accelerator. Some products may also contain HCl, which require neutralization.

PreparationEdit

Isobutanol is much cheaper to buy that synthesize.

ProjectsEdit

HandlingEdit

SafetyEdit

Isobutanol is the least toxic isomer of butanol. Its strong odor however may cause nausea or dizziness.

StorageEdit

Should be stored in closed bottles away from any heat source.

DisposalEdit

Isobutanol can be safely burned.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.google.com/patents/US20110087000

Relevant Sciencemadness threadsEdit

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