Isobutanol is an organic compound and a colorless, flammable liquid with a characteristic smell that is mainly used as a solvent. Isobutanol has a variety of technical and industrial applications.
Isobutanol is used as feedstock in the manufacture of isobutyl acetate, which is used in the production of lacquer and similar coatings, and in the food industry as a flavoring agent. It is also a precursor of derivative esters which are used as plasticizers in plastics, rubbers, and other dispersions. It is a precursor of p-xylene, a building block for plastic bottles, textiles and clothing. Other applications include: varnish remover, paint solvent, ink ingredient, paint additive, gasoline additive, automotive polish additive, automotive paint cleaner additive, chemical extractant in production of organic compounds, mobile phase in thin layer chromatography, and is a potential gasoline alternative.
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