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tert-Butyl Alcohol (TBA)

tert-Butyl alcohol is a clear liquid (or a colorless solid, depending on the ambient temperature) with a camphor-like odor. It is very soluble in water and miscible with ethanol and diethyl ether.

Typical Properties

Molecular formula C4H10O
Molar mass 74.12 g/mol
Appearance Colourless liquid
Odor Camphorous
Density 0.775 g/ml
Melting point 25 - 26˚C (298 - 299 K)
Boiling point 82 - 83˚C (355 - 356 K)
Solubility in water Miscible
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Product use and characteristics

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- It 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 MTBE, ETBE, TBHP, other flavors and perfumes.