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allyl alcohol[′al·əl ′al·kə‚hȯl]
an elementary unsaturated alcohol; CH2=CH−CH2OH. It is a colorless liquid with a sharp odor It boils at 96.9°C, and its density is 852 kg/m3; it mixes in any proportion with water, alcohol, or ether. Allyl alcohol is obtained by the hydrolysis of allyl chloride:
CH2 =CHCH2C1 + HOH → CH2=CHCH2OH + HC1
Allyl alcohol is an intermediate product in the production of glycerine, synthetic resins, and plastic materials.