Tert-butanol is a tertiary alcohol alcohol that is isobutane substituted by a hydroxy group at position 2. It has a role as a human xenobiotic metabolite. It derives from a hydride of an isobutane.
Tert-butyl alcohol is a colorless oily liquid with a sharp alcohol odor. Floats and mixes with water. Produces irritating vapor. Freezing point is 78°F.
Tertiary Butyl Alcohol is used as a solvent, as a denaturant for ethanol, as an ingredient in paint removers, as an octane booster for gasoline, as an oxygenate gasoline additive, and as an intermediate in the synthesis of other chemical commodities such as flavors and perfumes.
- It is used in paint remover
- As denaturant in ethanol.
- As an oxygenate gasoline additive
- Antifreezing agents or de-icing products
- General adhesives and binding agents for a variety of uses
- Highly Flammable liquid and vapor
- Causes serious eye irritation
- Harmful if inhaled
- May cause respiratory irritation
- Vapour is narcotic in nature