CAS No: 71-23-8
Formula: C3H8O

Discription: Generally used as a solvent, but also as a raw material for preparing n-propylamine, etc. Used as a chromatographic analysis reagent, solvent and cleaning agent; extraction solvent; GB27601996: food flavors, food processing aids. Propanol is used directly as a solvent or in the synthesis of propyl acetate, in coating solvents, printing inks, cosmetics, etc., in the production of n-propylamine as intermediates for medicines and pesticides, and in the production of feed additives and synthetic fragrances. Propanol is used in the pharmaceutical industry to produce probenecid, sodium valproate, erythromycin, Dianjian’an, binding hemostatic agent BCA, prothiamine, dipropyl 2,5-pyridine dicarboxylate, etc.; Various esters synthesized by propanol are used in food additives, plasticizers, perfumes and many other aspects; derivatives of n-propanol, especially di-n-propylamine, have many applications in the production of medicine and pesticides, and are used to produce pesticide sulfonamides Ling, Jundamid, Isoprofen, Dimethoate, Sulfalin, Triflural, etc. Used as a solvent, in many cases it can replace ethanol with a relatively low boiling point. Solvents and cleaning agents for vegetable oils, natural rubber, resins and cellulose esters. Organic Synthesis. Gas chromatography analysis standard.


  • N-propanol appears as a clear colorless liquid with a sharp musty odor like rubbing alcohol. Flash point 53-77°F. Autoignites at 700°F. Vapors are heavier than air and mildly irritate the eyes, nose, and throat. Density approximately 6.5 lb / gal. Used in making cosmetics, skin and hair preparations, pharmaceuticals, perfumes, lacquer formulations, dye solutions, antifreezes, rubbing alcohols, soaps, window cleaners, acetone and other chemicals and products.

  • 0.8

  • -127ºC

  • 97ºC

  • 15ºC

  • 1.384-1.386

  • H2O: soluble

  • Store at RT.

  • 10 mm Hg ( 147 °C)

  • 2.1 (vs air)

  • Stable. May form peroxides in contact with air. Incompatible with alkali metals, alkaline earths, aluminium, oxidizing agents, nitro compounds. Highly flammable. Vapour/air mixtures explosive.


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