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butanol

[′byüt·ən‚ȯl]
(organic chemistry)
Any one of four isomeric alcohols having the formula C4H9OH; colorless, toxic liquids soluble in most organic liquids. Also known as butyl alcohol.
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The scientists have been able to convert pure, dry ethanol into butanol in laboratory conditions.
The ability to change ethanol to butanol is known as a catalyst, or a chemical able to accelerate chemical reactions, commonly used in the fuel industry.
If our technology works with alcoholic drinks (especially beer which is the best model) then it shows it has the potential to be scaled up to make butanol as a petrol replacement on an industrial scale," Wass stated.
Now the scientists at the University of Bristol have been able to convert pure, dry ethanol into butanol in laboratory conditions.
This alcohol-specific propagation pathway strongly competes with the conventional alkane-like low temperature branching channel, largely justifying the relatively high RON and MON indices of alcohol fuels (ethanol, propanol and butanol isomers).
A plot of the Brookfield viscosity with time demonstrates that as the butanol level increases, the viscosity rise over time becomes greater and more rapid (Figure 6).
The injector was tested in a quiescent vessel using gasoline and butanol under two different injection pressures, i.
Bird also points out, while butanol is the primary product, there are other high value products produced in the process, namely acetone, which is also a platform chemical used to create other products and ethanol, which can also be used as a biofuel but is better suited as a chemical.
Hasmann, Cortez, Pessoa Junior, and Roberto (2003) studied the [beta]-xylosidase recovery by reversed micelles using CTAB cationic surfactant and butanol.
Butanol would temper those aspects and butanol can be handled with existing gasoline infrastructure.
The Saudi Butanol Company Limited (SaBuCo) was established as a joint venture involving three partners: Saudi Kayan, the Saudi Acrylic Acid Company (SAAC), and Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), said the statement.