Propanol

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Propanol, also known as 1-propanol, propan-1-ol, 1-propyl alcohol, n-propyl alcohol, or n-propanol, is a primary alcohol with the formula CH3CH2CH2OH.

Properties

Chemical

Oxidation of 1-propanol with chromic acid yields propionic acid.

Physical

Propanol is a colorless liquid with an alcohol like smell. It is miscible in water and many organic solvents.

Availability

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Preparation

1-Propanol is manufactured by catalytic hydrogenation of propionaldehyde.

Projects

  • Make n-propyl iodide

Handling

Safety

Propanol is thought to be similar to ethanol in its effects on human body, but 2-4 times more potent.

Storage

In closed bottles away from any heat source.

Disposal

Propanol can be safely burned.

References

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