|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||72.11 g/mol|
|Appearance||colorless flammable liquid|
-99 °C, 174 K, -146 °F
74.8 °C, 348.0 K, 166.7 °F
|Solubility in water||7.6 g/100 mL (20 °C)|
|EU classification||Flammable (F)|
|S-phrases||(S2), S9, S29, S33|
|Flash point||−7 °C|
Butyric acid, isobutyraldehyde
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Butyraldehyde, also known as butanal, is an organic compound with the formula CH3(CH2)2CHO. This compound is the aldehyde derivative of butane. It is a colourless flammable liquid with an acrid smell. It is miscible with most organic solvents.
- CH3CH=CH2 + H2 + CO → CH3CH2CH2CHO
Traditionally, hydroformylation was catalyzed by cobalt carbonyl and later rhodium complexes of triphenylphosphine. The dominant technology involves the use of rhodium catalysts derived from the water-soluble ligand Tppts. An aqueous solution of the rhodium catalyst converts the propylene to the aldedyde, which forms a lighter immiscible phase. About 6 billion kilograms are produced annually by hydroformylation.
Butyraldehyde can be produced by the catalytic dehydrogenation of n-butanol. At one time, it was produced industrially by the catalytic hydrogenation of crotonaldehyde, which is derived from acetaldehyde.