1-Propanol

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1-Propanol
Propan-1-ol-3D-balls.png
Names
IUPAC name
Propan-1-ol[1]
Other names
  • n-Propyl alcohol
  • n-Propanol
  • n-PrOH
  • Ethylcarbinol
  • 1-Hydroxypropane
  • Propanol
  • Propionic alcohol
  • Propionyl alcohol
  • Propionylol
  • Propyl alcohol
  • Propylic alcohol
  • Propylol
Identifiers
3DMetB00883
ATC codeD08AX03
1098242
CAS number71-23-8 YesY
ChEBICHEBI:28831 YesY
ChEMBLChEMBL14687 YesY
ChemSpider1004 YesY
DrugBankDB03175 YesY
EC number200-746-9
25616
Jmol-3D imagesImage
KEGGC05979 N
MeSH1-Propanol
PubChem1031
RTECS numberUH8225000
UNII96F264O9SV YesY
UN number1274
Properties
C3H8O
Molar mass60.10 g·mol−1
AppearanceColorless liquid
Density.803 g/mL
Melting point−126 °C; −195 °F; 147 K
Boiling point97 to 98 °C; 206 to 208 °F; 370 to 371 K
miscible
log P0.329
Vapor pressure1.99 kPa (at 20 °C)
Acidity (pKa)16
Basicity (pKb)−2
1.387
Viscosity1.938 mPa s
Dipole moment1.68 D
Thermochemistry
143.96 J K−1 mol−1
192.8 J K−1 mol−1
−302.79–−302.29 kJ mol−1
−2.02156–−2.02106 MJ mol−1
Hazards
GHS pictogramsThe flame pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) The corrosion pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) The exclamation-mark pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
GHS signal wordDANGER
H225, H318, H336
P210, P261, P280, P305+351+338
EU Index603-003-00-0
EU classificationHighly Flammable F Irritant Xi
R-phrasesR11, R41, R67
S-phrases(S2), S7, S16, S24, S26, S39
NFPA 704
Flash point22 °C (72 °F; 295 K)
371 °C (700 °F; 644 K)
Explosive limits2.2% - 13.7%[2]
US health exposure limits (NIOSH):
TWA 200 ppm (500 mg/m3)[2]
Related compounds
Related compounds
Butane
Propanamine
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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1-Propanol
Propan-1-ol-3D-balls.png
Names
IUPAC name
Propan-1-ol[1]
Other names
  • n-Propyl alcohol
  • n-Propanol
  • n-PrOH
  • Ethylcarbinol
  • 1-Hydroxypropane
  • Propanol
  • Propionic alcohol
  • Propionyl alcohol
  • Propionylol
  • Propyl alcohol
  • Propylic alcohol
  • Propylol
Identifiers
3DMetB00883
ATC codeD08AX03
1098242
CAS number71-23-8 YesY
ChEBICHEBI:28831 YesY
ChEMBLChEMBL14687 YesY
ChemSpider1004 YesY
DrugBankDB03175 YesY
EC number200-746-9
25616
Jmol-3D imagesImage
KEGGC05979 N
MeSH1-Propanol
PubChem1031
RTECS numberUH8225000
UNII96F264O9SV YesY
UN number1274
Properties
C3H8O
Molar mass60.10 g·mol−1
AppearanceColorless liquid
Density.803 g/mL
Melting point−126 °C; −195 °F; 147 K
Boiling point97 to 98 °C; 206 to 208 °F; 370 to 371 K
miscible
log P0.329
Vapor pressure1.99 kPa (at 20 °C)
Acidity (pKa)16
Basicity (pKb)−2
1.387
Viscosity1.938 mPa s
Dipole moment1.68 D
Thermochemistry
143.96 J K−1 mol−1
192.8 J K−1 mol−1
−302.79–−302.29 kJ mol−1
−2.02156–−2.02106 MJ mol−1
Hazards
GHS pictogramsThe flame pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) The corrosion pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) The exclamation-mark pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
GHS signal wordDANGER
H225, H318, H336
P210, P261, P280, P305+351+338
EU Index603-003-00-0
EU classificationHighly Flammable F Irritant Xi
R-phrasesR11, R41, R67
S-phrases(S2), S7, S16, S24, S26, S39
NFPA 704
Flash point22 °C (72 °F; 295 K)
371 °C (700 °F; 644 K)
Explosive limits2.2% - 13.7%[2]
US health exposure limits (NIOSH):
TWA 200 ppm (500 mg/m3)[2]
Related compounds
Related compounds
Butane
Propanamine
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Propanol, technically known as 1-Propanol, is a primary alcohol with the formula CH3CH2CH2OH. This colorless liquid is also known as propan-1-ol, 1-propyl alcohol, n-propyl alcohol, and n-propanol. It is an isomer of isopropanol (2-propanol, isopropyl alcohol). It is formed naturally in small amounts during many fermentation processes and used as a solvent in the pharmaceutical industry mainly for resins and cellulose esters.

Chemical properties[edit]

1-Propanol shows the normal reactions of a primary alcohol. Thus it can be converted to alkyl halides; for example red phosphorus and iodine produce n-propyl iodide in 80% yield, while PCl3 with catalytic ZnCl2 gives 1-chloropropane. Reaction with acetic acid in the presence of an H2SO4 catalyst under Fischer esterification conditions gives propyl acetate, while refluxing propanol overnight with formic acid alone can produce propyl formate in 65% yield. Oxidation of 1-propanol with Na2Cr2O7 and H2SO4 gives only a 36% yield of propionaldehyde, and therefore for this type of reaction higher yielding methods using PCC or the Swern oxidation are recommended. Oxidation with chromic acid yields propionic acid.

Some example reactions of 1-propanol

Preparation[edit]

1-Propanol is manufactured by catalytic hydrogenation of propionaldehyde. The propionaldehyde is itself produced via the oxo process, by hydroformylation of ethylene using carbon monoxide and hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst such as cobalt octacarbonyl or a rhodium complex.[3]

H2C=CH2 + CO + H2 → CH3CH2CH=O
CH3CH2CH=O + H2 → CH3CH2CH2OH

A traditional laboratory preparation of 1-propanol involves treating n-propyl iodide with moist Ag2O.

1-Propanol was discovered in 1853 by Chancel, who obtained it by fractional distillation of fusel oil. Indeed 1-propanol is a major constituent of fusel oil, a by-product formed from certain amino acids when potatoes or grains are fermented to produce ethanol. This process is no longer a significant source of 1-propanol.

Safety[edit]

1-Propanol is thought to be similar to ethanol in its effects on human body, but 2-4 times more potent. Oral LD50 in rats is 1870 mg/kg (compared to 7060 mg/kg for ethanol). It is metabolized into propionic acid. Effects include alcoholic intoxication and high anion gap metabolic acidosis. As of 2011, only one case of lethal 1-propanol poisoning was reported.[4]

Inhalation[edit]

Although this method is rare, it does indeed exist. Propanol might be much more convenient than ethanol for inhalation because of its potency with nebulizers.

Propanol as fuel[edit]

1-propanol has high octane numbers and it is suitable to engine fuel usage. However, production of propanol has been too expensive to be a common fuel. The Research octane number (RON) of propanol is 118 and Anti-Knock Index (AKI) is 108.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1-Propanol - Compound Summary". PubChem Compound. USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information. 26 March 2005. Identification and Related Records. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards". National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). id=0533. 
  3. ^ Anthony J. Papa "Propanols" in Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry 2011, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. doi:10.1002/14356007.a22_173.pub2
  4. ^ "N-PROPANOL Health-Base Assessment and Recommendation for HEAC". 
  5. ^ "Bioalcohols". Biofuel.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 

Further reading[edit]

  1. Furniss, B. S.; Hannaford, A. J.; Smith, P. W. G.; Tatchell, A. R. (1989), Vogel's Textbook of Practical Organic Chemistry (5th ed.), Harlow: Longman, ISBN 0-582-46236-3 
  2. Lide, David R., ed. (2006-06-26). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 87th Edition (87 ed.). TF-CRC. ISBN 0-8493-0487-3. 
  3. Maryadele J. O'Neil, ed. (2006-11-03). The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals (14 ed.). Merck. ISBN 0-911910-00-X. 
  4. Perkin, W. H.; Kipping, F. S (1922). Organic Chemistry. London: W. & R. Chambers. ISBN 0-08-022354-0. 

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