N Propanol is pure, clear liquid with a mild odour and medium volatility. It is a mobile, polar solvent which is soluble in water and common organic solvents such as alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, glycols, aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons. It is used as a starting material for a variety of chemical syntheses.
Synonyms: CAS No. 71-23-8, n-Propyl alcohol, 1-Propanol, Propanol, Propan-1-ol, Ethyl carbinol, 1-Hydroxypropane
Applications of N Propanol
N Propanol is used as a building block for the production of esters, propyl amines and halides. Due to its relatively low odour and inertness compared to other alcohols, it is frequently used in food packaging and other food contact applications. It is widely used in the coatings industry due to its ability to improve the drying characteristics of resins and finishes.
N propanol is used in a great many other applications due to its excellent solvent properties, such as printing ink, dispersing agents, pesticides and adhesives. It is used as an additive in cleaners, floor polishes and degreasing fluids and as a component of de-icing agents.
Storage and Handling
N Propanol liquid and vapour is highly flammable and must be kept away from excessive heat and all sources of ignition.It should be stored below 40°C in humidity-free conditions, avoid contacting with aldehydes, halides, halogenated organics, halogens, strong acids and strong oxidizers. In these conditions, it can be expected to remain stable and have a storage life of at least one year.
Exposure to N propanol can cause severe irritation to the eyes which may lead to corneal injury, impairment of vision and blindness. It is a mild skin irritant which can cause dryness, flaking and aggravation of existing dermatitis. Inhalation of N propanol can cause headache, dizziness, drowsiness and depression of the central nervous system. Ingestion of large amounts of the product may cause injury. Appropriate precautions including good ventilation and the wearing of the necessary personal protective equipment such as protective gloves and clothing along with eye and face protection must be observed.