Puneet Varma (Editor)

1 Pentanol

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Related compounds  HexanePentylamine
Density  814 kg/m³
Formula  C5H12O
1-Pentanol httpsqphecquoracdnnetmainqimg60ed2f775960

Brominating an alcohol using phosphorus tribromide 1 pentanol

1-Pentanol, (or n-pentanol, pentan-1-ol), is an alcohol with five carbon atoms and the molecular formula C5H11OH. 1-Pentanol is a colorless liquid with an unpleasant aroma. It is the straight-chain form of amyl alcohol, one of 8 isomers with that formula.


1-Pentanol 2Methyl1pentanol Wikipedia

The hydroxyl group (OH) is the active site of many reactions. The ester formed from 1-pentanol and butyric acid is pentyl butyrate, which smells like apricot. The ester formed from 1-pentanol and acetic acid is amyl acetate (also called pentyl acetate), which smells like banana.

1-Pentanol File1Pentanolpng Wikimedia Commons

Pentanol can be used as a solvent for coating CDs and DVDs. Pentanol has all the properties necessary to replace gasoline as an internal combustion fuel.

1-Pentanol 3Methyl1pentanol Wikipedia

Pentanol can be prepared by fractional distillation of fusel oil. To reduce the use of fossil fuels, research is underway to develop cost-effective methods of producing (chemically identical) bio-pentanol with fermentation.

1-Pentanol 2methyl1pentanol Critically Evaluated Thermophysical Property

1 pentanol

1-Pentanol File1Pentanolsvg Wikimedia Commons

1-Pentanol 3Methyl1pentanol 99 SigmaAldrich


1-Pentanol Wikipedia