Allyl Alcohol

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allyl alcohol

[′al·əl ′al·kə‚hȯl]
(organic chemistry)
CH2CHCH2OH Colorless, pungent liquid, boiling at 96°C; soluble in water; made from allyl chloride by hydrolysis.

Allyl Alcohol


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:


Allyl alcohol is an intermediate product in the production of glycerine, synthetic resins, and plastic materials.

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