Crotyl alcohol

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Crotyl alcohol[1]
Crotyl alcohol
Preferred IUPAC name
Other names
Crotyl alcohol
Crotonyl alcohol
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.025.533
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 otherwise noted, 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 .