1-Pentanol

1-Pentanol

1-Pentanol
Skeletal formula of 1-pentanol
Ball and stick model of 1-pentanol
Names
IUPAC name
Pentan-1-ol[1]
Identifiers
 Y
1730975
ChEBI  Y
ChEMBL  Y
ChemSpider  Y
EC number 200-752-1
25922
Jmol-3D images Image
KEGG  N
MeSH
PubChem
RTECS number SB9800000
UNII  Y
UN number 1105
Properties
C5H12O
Molar mass 88.15 g·mol−1
Density .811 g cm−3
Melting point −78 °C; −109 °F; 195 K
Boiling point 137 to 139 °C; 278 to 282 °F; 410 to 412 K
22 g l−1
log P 1.348
Vapor pressure 200 Pa (at 20 °C)
1.409
Thermochemistry
207.45 J K−1 mol−1
258.9 J K−1 mol−1
−351.90–−351.34 kJ mol−1
−3331.19–−3330.63 kJ mol−1
Hazards
GHS pictograms The flame pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) The exclamation-mark pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
GHS signal word WARNING
H226, H315, H332, H335
P261
Harmful Xn
R-phrases R10, R20, R37, R66
S-phrases (S1/2), S46
NFPA 704
2
1
0
Flash point 49 °C (120 °F; 322 K)
300 °C (572 °F; 573 K)
Related compounds
Related compounds
Hexane

Pentylamine

Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
 N  (: Y/N?)

1-Pentanol, (or n-pentanol, pentan-1-ol), is an alcohol with five carbon atoms and the molecular formula C5H11OH.[2] 1-Pentanol is a colorless liquid with an unpleasant aroma. There are 8 alcohols with this molecular formula (see amyl alcohol). The ester formed from butyric acid and 1-pentanol, pentyl butyrate, smells like apricot. The ester formed from acetic acid and 1-pentanol, amyl acetate (pentyl acetate), smells like banana.

Pentanol can be prepared by fractional distillation of fusel oil. To reduce the use of fossil fuels, research is underway to discover cost-effective methods of utilizing fermentation to produce Bio-Pentanol. Pentanol can be used as a solvent for coating CDs and DVDs. Another use is a replacement for gasoline.

References

  1. ^ "n-pentanol - Compound Summary". PubChem Compound. USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information. 26 March 2005. Identification and Related Records. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  2. ^ CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics 65Th Ed.