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Allyl alcohol

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Definition of the noun allyl alcohol

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noun

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

Explanation

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 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 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 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 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 previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives, 7th Edition (2009)

Descriptions in Plain English of More Than 12,000 Ingredients Both Harmful and Desirable Found in Foods by Ruth Winter

ALLYL ALCOHOL • A colorless, pungent liquid made chiefly from allyl chloride heated to a thick substance in the presence of oxygen. It is used to make resins and plasticizers and as ...

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