Talk:Tert-Butyl alcohol

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Name[edit]

Why isn't this "tert-butanol", with the article name at "Tert-butanol"? Gene Nygaard 18:50, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

For names of chemical compounds, prefixes are not considered part of the name when it comes to things like capitalization, alphabetization, etc. See Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chemicals/Style_guidelines#Capitalization. --Ed (Edgar181) 18:57, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
So what? Besides, if what you say is true, this article should be indexed under "Butanol", and it isn't. Gene Nygaard 20:46, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
You're right, it should be, so I fixed it. 00:18, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Now, if you look at the categories in which this article is found, you'll find a couple of dozen more in need of fixing. Gene Nygaard 14:29, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Yes, I'm aware of the problem and it's much bigger than those couple of dozen. Would you like to volunteer to fix it? :) --Ed (Edgar181) 15:06, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
Can I AWB it (see also here)? The more I take in my next AWB run on this list, the better. --Dirk Beetstra T C 15:24, 21 August 2006 (UTC)


According to the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics 86th edition, the density of tert-butanol is .7887 g/cm^3 at 20 degrees Celsius. The density listed on this page gives it as .8095 which is the same as n-butanol and is inaccurate. Is there a reason for this? Rhick 22:22, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

I corrected it with the value in the reference given. Thanks for catching the error. --Ed (Edgar181) 12:01, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Should it be mentioned that this is the simplest tertiary alcohol?86.148.86.53 (talk) 13:57, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

  • For the IUPAC name I don't think that it should be 2-Methyl 2-propanol. Shouldn't it be propan-2-ol at the end to signify from which carbon the OH group is coming off. On the page of isopropyl alcohol, the IUPAC name is given as Propan-2-ol, so the teriary alcohol should also follow suit. link BalazsH (talk) 12:30, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

I agree with BalazsH, it should be 2-methylpropan-2-ol as the IUPAC name. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.127.112.4 (talk) 13:02, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

I agree aswell. 195.198.194.153 (talk) 17:08, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

maybe it should be mantioned that tert-butanol is not a valid "semisystematic name" ast there is no tert-butane. The entry could better be named "tert-butyl alcohol". --87.105.160.11 (talk) 09:40, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Carbocation[edit]

Referring to the latest addition of "Tert-butanol is an exception because the bulky isobutyl moiety stabilizes the carbocation."

I'm thinking that the electronic effects (three electron-donating alkyl groups) is as important as the steric effects of the three substituents? --Rifleman 82 (talk) 03:55, 4 February 2009 (UTC)