Encyclopedia > Butanol

  Article Content

Butanol

A higher alcohol with a four carbon atoms and a general formula of C4H10O. There are four different isomeric structures for butanol:

 butan-1-ol         CH3-CH2-CH2-CH2-OH

 butan-2-ol         CH3-CH2-CH(OH)-CH3

 sec-butanol        CH3-CH-CH3
                        |
                        CH2OH

                       OH
                       |
 tert-butanol      CH3-C-CH3
                       |
                       CH3

These butanol isomers, due to their different structures, have somewhat different melting and boiling points. All are moderately miscible in water and used as a base for perfumes[?]. Like all alcohols, they are poisonous.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
List of muscles of the human body

... muscle[?] subclavius muscle[?] subscapularis muscle[?] superior gemellus muscle[?] superior oblique muscle[?] superior rectus muscle[?] supinator ...