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|Molar mass||88.148 g/mol|
|Appearance||Clear, colorless liquid|
|Density||0.8104 g/cm3 at 20 °C|
|Melting point||−117.2 °C (−179.0 °F; 156.0 K)|
|Boiling point||131.1 °C (268.0 °F; 404.2 K)|
|Solubility in water||slightly soluble, 28 g/L|
|Solubility||very soluble in acetone, diethyl ether, ethanol|
Std enthalpy of
|-356.4 kJ·mol-1 (liquid)
-300.7 kJ·mol-1 (gas)
|Flash point||43 °C (109 °F; 316 K)|
|Autoignition temperature||350 °C (662 °F; 623 K)|
|Explosive limits||1.2 – 9%|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
|(what is: / ?)|
Isoamyl alcohol (also known as isopentyl alcohol) is a clear, colorless alcohol with the formula (CH3)2CHCH2CH2OH. It is one of several isomers of amyl alcohol. It is a main ingredient in the production of banana oil, an ester found in nature and also produced as a flavouring in industry. It's also the main ingredient of Kovac's reagent, used for the bacterial diagnostic indole test.
It is one of the components of the aroma of Tuber melanosporum, the black truffle. It has been identified as a chemical in the pheromone used by hornets to attract other members of the hive to attack.
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