2-Propanol (i-PrOH), a renewable secondary alcohol, is water soluble, colorless, volatile liquid with a sweet odor. It is a potential substitute to petroleum-derived gasoline. Preparation of methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) using 2-propanol as the precursor has been reported with yield as high as 25%. Solubility of benzoic acid has been investigated in 2-propanol by gravimetric method in the temperature range, 277-346K. Its photocatalytic degradation has been examined by various methods.
Synonyms: sec-Propyl alcohol; IPA; Isopropanol; Isopropyl alcohol
Molecular Formula: C3H8O
Molecular Weight: 60.1
Linear Structural Formula: (CH3)2CHOH
MDL Number: MFCD00011674
Melting Point: -89.5 C (lit.)
Density: 0.785 g/mL at 25 C (lit.)
Refractive Index: n20/D 1.377 (lit.)
Application: 2-Propanol may be used in the following processes:
•As a solvent in the synthesis of di- and trisubstituted ortho biaryls by Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction.
•As an alternate solvent to benzene in the analysis of total carbonyl compounds in heated and frying oils.
•As a reaction medium in the preparation of cyclic ureas by reacting CO2 with diamines in the presence of pure cerium oxide (CeO2).
λ: H2O reference
Autoignition Temp.: 750°F
Density: 0.785 g/mL at 25°C(lit.)
Evapn. Residue: <0.0003%
Expl. Lim.: 2 %
Impurities: ≤0.05% water
Refractive Index: n20/D 1.377(lit.)
UV Absorption: λ: 300-400 nm Amax: 0.01
Vapor Density: 2.1 (vs air)
Vapor Pressure: 33 mmHg ( 20°C)