Pentanol (Amyl Alcohol)

Pentanol, or amyl alcohol, refers to a group of five isomeric alcohols sharing the molecular formula C₅H₁₂O. The primary isomer, n-amyl alcohol (1-pentanol), is a straight-chain alcohol with a mild, fruity odor.

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Pentanol, or amyl alcohol, refers to a group of five isomeric alcohols sharing the molecular formula C₅H₁₂O. The primary isomer, n-amyl alcohol (1-pentanol), is a straight-chain alcohol with a mild, fruity odor. Isopentyl alcohol (3-methyl-1-butanol) is commonly used in the production of esters for flavors and perfumes. Neopentyl alcohol (2,2-dimethyl-1-propanol) is a branched isomer with less common applications. Sec-amyl alcohol (2-pentanol) is a secondary alcohol, while tert-amyl alcohol (2-methyl-2-butanol) serves as a tertiary alcohol and solvent. Each isomer exhibits distinct properties, influencing their diverse applications in pharmaceuticals, flavorings, fragrances, and as solvents across various industries.

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