2-Butanol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

2-Butanol Properties


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2-Butanol is an organic compound. It is produced on a large scale, primarily as a precursor to the industrial solvent methyl ethyl ketone. 2-Butanol is manufactured industrially by the hydration of 1-butene or 2-butene. It is a highly refractive compound which corrodes some plastics, and rubbers. It is miscible with many organic solvents, and incompatible with strong oxidizers. It is flammable strongly with a luminous flame. It is used as a direct solvent and as an intermediate in the manufacture of other organic chemicals (2-butanone).

Chemical Properties

AR Assay 99.5%
Appearance Clear colourless liquid
Boiling Point 99 °C
CAS Number 78-92-2
ChEBI 35687
Density 0.8063 g/cm3
EINECS Number 201-158-5
HS Code 290514900
IUPAC Name Butan-2-ol
InChI 1S/C4H10O/c1-3-4(2)5/h4-5H,3H2,1-2H3
LR Assay 99%
Lab Grade AR;LR
Main Hazards 2-Butanol causes headache, dizziness, and respiratory irritation.2-Butanol liquid is severely irritating to the eyes and may cause eye burn.
Melting Point -114.7 °C
Molar Mass 74.122 g/mol
Molecular Formula C4H10O
NFPA 704 H-1, F-3, R-0, C-NA
RTECS Number EO1750000
Refractive 1.40 n/D
Related Compounds Butanone
Solubility 12.5 g/100 ml
Synonyms 2-Butanol;sec-Butanol;sec-Butyl Alcohol;Secondary Butyl Alcohol