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240486 Sigma-Aldrich

2-Methyl-2-butanol

ReagentPlus®, ≥99%

Synonym: tert-Amyl alcohol, tert-Pentyl alcohol

  • CAS Number 75-85-4

  • Linear Formula CH3CH2C(CH3)2OH

  • Molecular Weight 88.15

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1361351

  •  EC Number 200-908-9

  •  MDL number MFCD00004478

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24854418

  •  NACRES NA.21

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Properties

Quality Level   100
vapor density   3 (vs air)
vapor pressure   12 mmHg ( 20 °C)
product line   ReagentPlus®
assay   ≥99%
form   liquid
autoignition temp.   819 °F
expl. lim.   9 %
refractive index   n20/D 1.405 (lit.)
bp   102 °C (lit.)
mp   −12 °C (lit.)
density   0.805 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
SMILES string   CCC(C)(C)O
InChI   1S/C5H12O/c1-4-5(2,3)6/h6H,4H2,1-3H3
InChI key   MSXVEPNJUHWQHW-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

2-Methyl-2-butanol is a sterically hindered alcohol.

Application

2-Methyl-2-butanol may be used as a solvent in the following processes:
• Palladium (II)-catalyzed ortho-C–H olefination of phenylacetic acids.
• Rhodium-catalyzed direct C-H functionalization at the C7 position of N-pivaloylindoles.

It may also be used in the preparation of 2-chloro-2-methylbutane by reacting with concentrated hydrochloric acid.

Packaging

5, 100 mL in glass bottle

Legal Information

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Target organs 
Respiratory system
RIDADR 
UN1105 - class 3 - PG 2 - Pentanols
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
RTECS 
SC0175000
Flash Point(F) 
68.9 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
20.5 °C - closed cup
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

References

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