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CAS number 590-36-3 N
ChemSpider 11056 YesY
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Molecular formula C6H14O
Molar mass 102.17 g mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Density 0.8350 g/cm3 at 20 °C
Melting point −103 °C (−153 °F; 170 K)
Boiling point 121.1 °C (250.0 °F; 394.2 K)
Solubility in water 33 g/L
Solubility soluble[vague] in ethanol, diethyl ether
Related compounds
Related compounds Hexanol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

2-Methyl-2-pentanol (IUPAC name) is an organic chemical compound. It can be added to a gas chromatograph to help distinguish between branched compounds, especially alcohols.[2] Its presence in urine can be used to test for exposure to 2-methylpentane.[3]


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  2. ^ Guiochon, Georges; Guillemin, Claude L. (1988), Quantitative gas chromatography: for laboratory analyses and on-line process control, Elsevier, p. 518, ISBN 978-0-444-42857-8, retrieved 2010-01-22 
  3. ^ Lauwerys, Robert R.; Hoet, Perrine (2001), Industrial chemical exposure: guidelines for biological monitoring, CRC Press, p. 190, ISBN 978-1-56670-545-5, retrieved 2010-01-22