Crotyl alcohol

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Crotyl alcohol[1]
Crotyl alcohol
CAS number 6117-91-5 YesY
ChemSpider 13871721 YesY
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Molecular formula C4H8O
Molar mass 72.10 g/mol
Density 0.8454 g/cm3
Melting point < 25 °C (77 °F; 298 K)
Boiling point 121.2 °C (250.2 °F; 394.3 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Crotyl alcohol, or crotonyl alcohol, is an unsaturated alcohol. It is a colourless liquid that is moderately soluble in water and miscible with most organic solvents. Two isomers of this alcohol exist, cis and trans.

It can be synthesized by the hydrogenation of crotonaldehyde. The compound is of little commercial interest.[2]

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  1. ^ Merck Index, 11th Edition, 2604
  2. ^ Falbe, Jürgen; Bahrmann, Helmut; Lipps, Wolfgang; Mayer, Dieter (2005), "Alcohols, Aliphatic", Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, doi:10.1002/14356007.a01_279 .