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Product name 3-methyl-1-butanol
Synonyms isopentyl alcohol
isoamyl alcohol
GOST no data
CAS 123-51-3

Isoamyl alcohol is colorless liquid with pungent taste and disagreeable aroma. It is soluble in alcohol, acetone and ether but slightly soluble in water.


Isoamyl alcohol is produced by hydroformylation of butene-1 to give isopentanal with it following hydrogenation.


Isoamyl alcohol is used as a solvent for synthetic and natural resins. Isoamyl esters are used as PVC plasticizers, fragrances in parfume production.

Manufacturer(s) JSC Nitromethane
Chemical structure of isoamyl alcohol

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