Isopentyl alcohol, Isoamyl alcohol, 3-Methyl-1-butanol
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0.809 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN1105 - class 3 - PG 3 - Pentanols

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

109.4 °F

Flash Point(C)

43 °C

Mary J Dunlop et al.
Molecular systems biology, 7, 487-487 (2011-05-11)
Many compounds being considered as candidates for advanced biofuels are toxic to microorganisms. This introduces an undesirable trade-off when engineering metabolic pathways for biofuel production because the engineered microbes must balance production against survival. Cellular export systems, such as efflux...
Kazushi Yoshida et al.
Nature communications, 3, 739-739 (2012-03-15)
The same odorant can induce attractive or repulsive responses depending on its concentration in various animals including humans. However, little is understood about the neuronal basis of this behavioural phenomenon. Here we show that Caenorhabditis elegans avoids high concentrations of...
Niels O Verhulst et al.
Malaria journal, 10, 28-28 (2011-02-10)
Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto is considered to be highly anthropophilic and volatiles of human origin provide essential cues during its host-seeking behaviour. A synthetic blend of three human-derived volatiles, ammonia, lactic acid and tetradecanoic acid, attracts A. gambiae. In addition...
Frédéric Ravyts et al.
Food microbiology, 27(7), 945-954 (2010-08-07)
Differences in the production of bacterial metabolites with potential impact on fermented sausage flavour were found in meat simulation medium when comparing different strains of Staphylococcus xylosus and Staphylococcus carnosus as starter cultures. Overall, higher levels of 3-methyl-1-butanol and acetoin...
Jane Melville et al.
PloS one, 9(7), e101847-e101847 (2014-07-31)
Molecular phylogenetics is increasingly highlighting the prevalence of cryptic species, where morphologically similar organisms have long independent evolutionary histories. When such cryptic species are known to be declining in numbers and are at risk of extinction due to a range...

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