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propanol




Also called propyl alcohol, a colorless alcohol used as a solvent in the manufacture of various chemicals. Propanol exists as two isomers. Normal propanol (CH3CH2CH2OH) is a by-product of the synthesis of methanol (methyl alcohol). Propan-2-ol (isopropyl alcohol), (CH3)2CHOH, is a secondary alcohol which is easily oxidized to propanone (acetone).


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