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Chiral Secondary Alcohols, Asymmetric Synthesis, Chiral Intermediates, Chiral Building Blocks, Chiral Resolution Reagents, Chiral Resolving Reagents

CAS Number #14898-79-4
Synonyms (R)-(-)-sec-Butyl alcohol, (2R)-(-)-2-Hydroxybutane, (2R)-butan-2-ol
Molecular Formula C4H10O

Boiling Point 97-100 °C(lit.)
Density 0.807 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)
Optical Rotation [α]20/D −13°, neat
Enantiomeric Excess 98%
Assay 99%
CAS-EINECS 238-967-8
EC Number 238-967-8
MDL Number MFCD00064280
Molecular Weight 74.12
Refractive Index n20/D 1.397(lit.)
Explosive limit 9.8%

(R)-(-)-2-Butanol is an enantiomer of (S)-(+)-2-Butanol and has an oily odor.The esters of (R)-(-)-2-Butanol have pleasant aromas and have applications in perfumes or in artificial flavors.

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