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Allyl alcohol

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  1. an unsaturated primary alcohol present in wood spirit; use to make resins and plasticizers and pharmaceuticals


Allyl alcohol is an organic compound with the structural formula CH₂=CHCH₂OH. Like many alcohols, it is a water-soluble, colourless liquid, but it is more toxic than typical small alcohols. Allyl alcohol is used as a raw material for the production of glycerol, but is also used as a precursor to many specialized compounds such as flame-resistant materials, drying oils, and plasticizers. Today allyl alcohol can be obtained by many methods. Allyl alcohol is the smallest representative of the allylic alcohols.

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Google previewA Manual of Elementary Chemistry (1869)

Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes

Allyl alcohol is a colorless liquid, having a pungent odor and a spirituous burning taste. It mixes in all proportions with water, common alcohol, and ether; boils at 103° C. (217° F.) ; burns with a brighter flame than common alcohol. Allyl alcohol ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers (2010)

by Jan W. Gooch

Allyl Alcohol n (propenyl alcohol, AA, 2-propene-1-ol) CH2=CHCCH2–OH. A colorless liquid with a characteristic pungent odor synthesized by hydrolysis of allyl chloride (from propylene) with dilute caustic, or by the dehydration of propylene ...

Google previewWhittington's Dictionary of Plastics, Third Edition (1993)

by James F. Carley

Allyl Alcohol (propenyl alcohol, AA, 2-propene-l-ol) CH2=CHCH2- OH. A colorless liquid with a characteristic pungent odor, obtained by the hydrolysis of allyl chloride (from propylene) with dilute caustic, or by the dehydration of propylene ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Terrorist, Natural, and Man-Made Disasters (2006)

by Michael I. Greenberg

Alcohol Vapor April 12, 2004: Da/ton, Georgia Allyl alcohol vapors were released from a chemical manufacturing plant after a chemical reactor overheated. One hundred fifty-four people were hospitalized and nearby residents were evacuated .

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

Allyl chloride is used as an intermediate in the manufacture of glycerol, various allyl compounds allyl alcohol and a number of pharmaceuticals, insecticides, plastic resins, and thermosetting varnish. It is an irritant. Contact with the skin may ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1977)

Volume 2 - Additives to Alpha by John J. McKetta Jr

Allyl Alcohol Design Problem Chemical Engineering Student Design Problem Each year the American Institute of Chemical Engineers arranges for industry to prepare typical design problems. These are used as design assignments in many ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

alkyl alcohol, aliphatic alcohol, allyl alcohol (2-propene-l-ol; l-propenol-3; vinyl carbinol; olefinic alcohol) . a ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmentally Important Chemicals (1997)

by David C. Ayres, Desmond G. Hellier

Allyl alcohol is very toxic by inhalation and both the vapour and the liquid irritate the skin and mucous membrane; there is no evidence of chronic or cumulative toxicity. It is readily biodegradable, but is converted in vivo to acrolein, which may ...

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