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

CAS Number #31087-44-2
Synonyms (2R)-pentan-2-ol, (2R)-2-Methylbutan-1-ol
Molecular Formula C5H12O

MDL Number MFCD00065953
Molecular Weight 88.15
Assay 98%
Enantiomeric Excess 98%
Optical Rotation [α]25/D -13°, neat
Density 0.809 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)
Boiling Point 119-120 °C(lit.)
Refractive Index n20/D 1.406(lit.)
Explosive Limit 9%

(R)-(-)-2-Pentanol is an enantiomer of (S)-(+)-2-Pentanol and has application as a solvent in paints and varnishes, as well as in pharmaceutical and cosmetic intermediates. (R)-(-)-2-Pentanol can also be used as the chiral starting material in various enantioselective syntheses. 

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