What is the structure of isoamyl alcohol?
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|Chemical Safety||Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS) Datasheet|
|Molecular Formula||C5H12O or (CH3)2CHCH2CH2OH|
|Synonyms||Isoamyl alcohol 3-Methyl-1-butanol Isopentyl alcohol 3-Methylbutan-1-ol Isopentanol More…|
Is isoamyl alcohol soluble in water?
|Product Name||Isoamyl Alcohol|
|Odour||Pear drops, ester|
|Viscosity||7.2mPas (at 21°C)|
|Solubility in water||28g/L|
Is isopentyl alcohol the same as isoamyl alcohol?
Isoamyl alcohol or Isopentanol, also known as isopentyl alcohol or iso-amylalkohol, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as primary alcohols. Primary alcohols are compounds comprising the alcohol functional group, attached to a primary carbon, with the general structure RCOH (R=alkyl, aryl).
What is another name for isoamyl alcohol?
|Alternative Names||3-Methyl-1-butanol Isopentyl alcohol Isopentanol 3-Methylbutan-1-ol 3-Methylbutanol|
|Molar Mass||88.15 g/mol|
How is isoamyl alcohol made?
Isoamyl alcohol can be synthesized by condensation of isobutene and formaldehyde which produces isoprenol and hydrogenation. It is a colourless liquid of density 0.8247 g/cm3 (0 °C), boiling at 131.6 °C, slightly soluble in water, and easily dissolved in organic solvents.
What does isoamyl alcohol do in DNA extraction?
In the phenol-chloroform DNA extraction method, Isoamyl alcohol helps in reducing foaming between interphase. It prevents the emulsification of a solution. The liquid phase contains DNA and the organic phase contains lipid, proteins and other impurities.