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1,2 Butanediol

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Formula  C4H10O2
Density  1 g/cm³
Molar mass  90.121 g/mol
1,2-Butanediol 12butanediol Critically Evaluated Thermophysical Property Data

Related compounds  Ethylene glycolPropylene glycol2-Hydroxybutyraldehyde2-Hydroxybutyric acidα-Ketobutyric acid

1,2-Butanediol is a vic-diol (glycol) first described by Charles-Adolphe Wurtz in 1859. It is produced industrially as a byproduct of the production of 1,4-butanediol from butadiene, and is also a byproduct of the catalytic hydrocracking of starches and sugars such as sorbitol to ethylene glycol and propylene glycol. It is used to produce polyester resins and plasticizers, and is a potential feedstock for the industrial production of α-ketobutyric acid, a precursor to many amino acids.

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1,2-Butanediol 12butanediol Kovats Retention Index

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