3-Methyl-3-pentanol

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3-Methyl-3-pentanol[1]
3-Methyl-3-pentanol.svg
Identifiers
CAS number 77-74-7 YesY=
ChemSpider 6248 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL506184 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C6H14O
Molar mass 102.174 g/mol
Appearance colorless liquid
Density 0.8286 g/cm3 at 20 °C
Melting point −23.6 °C
Boiling point 122.4 °C
Solubility in water 45 g/L
Solubility miscible with ethanol, diethyl ether
Thermochemistry
Specific
heat capacity
C
293.4 J·mol-1·K-1 (liquid)
Hazards
MSDS http://www.sciencelab.com/msds.php?msdsId=9926087
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

3-Methyl-3-pentanol (IUPAC name) is an organic chemical compound and a tertiary hexanol. It is used in the synthesis of the tranquilizer emylcamate.[2]

Synthesis[edit]

It can be prepared by reacting ethylmagnesium bromide with ethyl acetate in the so called Grignard reaction using dried diethyl ether or tetrahydrofuran as solvent. It can be prepared also by reacting ethylmagnesium bromide with butanone in the same conditions already mentioned.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lide, David R. (1998), Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (87 ed.), Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 3–400, 5–47, 8–106, ISBN 0-8493-0594-2 
  2. ^ Sittig, Marshall (1988), Pharmaceutical manufacturing encyclopedia 2 (2 ed.), William Andrew, pp. 555–556, ISBN 978-0-8155-1144-1, retrieved 2010-01-22