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1-Pentanol structure
Chemical Name:
Amylol;Pentasol;FUSEL OIL;FEMA 2056;n-C5H11OH;1-Pentano1;1-PENTANOL;ALCOHOL C5;Pentanol-1;petan-1-ol
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
MOL File:

1-Pentanol Properties

Melting point:
-78 °C (lit.)
Boiling point:
136-138 °C (lit.)
0.811 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
vapor density 
3 (vs air)
vapor pressure 
1 mm Hg ( 13.6 °C)
refractive index 
n20/D 1.409(lit.)
Flash point:
120 °F
storage temp. 
Store below +30°C.
water: soluble22.8g/L at 25°C
APHA: ≤30
Relative polarity
Pleasant 0.1 ppm
PH Range
Odor Threshold
Relative density, gas (air=1)
explosive limit
10%, 100°F
Water Solubility 
22 g/L (22 ºC)
JECFA Number
Stable. Flammable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
CAS DataBase Reference
71-41-0(CAS DataBase Reference)
Substances Added to Food (formerly EAFUS)
NIST Chemistry Reference
EPA Substance Registry System
1-Pentanol (71-41-0)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
Signal word  Warning
Hazard statements  H302+H332-H371-H226-H315-H319-H332-H335
Precautionary statements  P210-P261-P280-P304+P340+P312-P337+P313-P403+P235-P305+P351+P338-P370+P378-P233-P240-P241+P242+P243-P260-P264-P270-P271-P301+P312+P330-P302+P352+P332+P313+P362+P364-P305+P351+P338+P337+P313-P308+P311-P403+P233-P405-P501-P280a-P303+P361+P353-P501a
Hazard Codes  Xn,F,Xi
Risk Statements  10-20-37-66-37/38
Safety Statements  46-36/37
RIDADR  UN 1105 3/PG 3
WGK Germany  1
RTECS  SB9800000
Autoignition Temperature 572 °F
Hazard Note  Irritant/Flammable
HS Code  2905 19 00
HazardClass  3
PackingGroup  II
Toxicity LD50 orally in Rabbit: 3670 mg/kg LD50 dermal Rabbit 2306 mg/kg
NFPA 704
1 0

1-Pentanol price More Price(48)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich W205605 Amyl alcohol ≥99%,FG 71-41-0 1 SAMPLE $50 2021-12-16 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 77597 1-Pentanol analytical standard 71-41-0 1 mL $33.2 2021-12-16 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 8.07500 n-Amyl alcohol for synthesis 71-41-0 1 L $62.44 2021-12-16 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 138975 1-Pentanol ReagentPlus , ≥99% 71-41-0 1l $73.3 2021-12-16 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 8.07500 n-Amyl alcohol for synthesis 71-41-0 100 mL $9.34 2021-12-16 Buy

1-Pentanol Chemical Properties,Uses,Production


1-Pentanol is a monohydroxy alcohol. It is a colorless liquid with a characteristic odor. Its combustion properties have been studied as it shows promising features to be an alternative to gasoline and diesel fuels. The conversion of 1-pentanol to di-n-pentyl ether (DNPE) in liquid phase at 423K in a batch reactor using ion exchange resins as catalysts.?

Chemical Properties

1-Pentanol is a clear, colorless liquid at ambient temperatures.The air odor detection level (lowest perceptible level) was reported as 10 ppm for 1-pentanol .

Chemical Properties

Amyl alcohols (pentanols) have eight isomers. All are flammable, colorless liquids, except the isomer 2,2- dimethyl-1-propanol, which is a crystalline solid.
Amyl alcohol has a characteristic fusel-like sweet and pleasant odor and burning taste. It is somewhat more toxic than ethyl alcohol.


Reported found in banana, sweet cherry, cranberry, bourbon, vanilla, rice bran and Brazil nut.


Raw material for pharmaceutical preparations;organic synthesis solvent.
1-Pentanol is used as a key starting material in the production of dichloro-acetic acid pentyl ester, 2-methyltetrahydrofuran, di-n-penyl ether (DNPE), pentyl butyrate and amyl acetate. As a solvent, it is used for coating CDs and DVDs. It has been considered to be a replacement for gasoline and diesel fuels due to its combustion properties. Further, it is used as a reagent to prepare derivatives of ferulic acid and caffeic acid, which shows anticancer properties.


1-Pentanol may be used as a cosurfactant in the water-in-oil mixed surfactant microemulsions.

Production Methods

1-Pentanol is made primarily by the oxo process, which involves the reaction of butenes with carbon monoxide and hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst, followed by hydrogenation. 1-Pentanol is used as a solvent, as a chemical intermediate for esters, and as a food additive and flavoring substance. The primary routes of industrial exposure are by dermal contact and inhalation.


ChEBI: An alkyl alcohol that is pentane in which a hydrogen of one of the methyl groups is substituted by a hydroxy group. It has been isolated from Melicope ptelefolia.

Aroma threshold values

Detection at 1.6 to 70 ppm

Taste threshold values

Taste characteristics at 50 ppm: intense fusel, fermented, bready and cereal with a fruity undertone

General Description

A colorless liquid with a mild to moderately strong odor. Less dense than water. Flash point 91°F. Boiling point 280°F. Vapors heavier than air. Moderately toxic by ingestion. Vapors may irritate skin and eyes. Used as a solvent and to make other chemicals.
Pentanol is incompatible with strong oxidising agents, alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, halogens, hydrogen trisulphide, acids, acetaldehyde, acid anhydrides, acid chlorides, lithium aluminium hydride, isocyanates, dialkylmagnesiums, n-halomides, ethylene oxide, hypochlorous acid, hydrogen peroxide and sulphuric acid, nitrogen tetraoxide, nitryl hypochlorite, permonosulphuric acid, and tri-isobutyl aluminium.

Air & Water Reactions

Highly flammable. Soluble in water.

Reactivity Profile

Moderately toxic, flammable if exposed to powerful oxidizers. Incompatible with oxidizing materials, hydrogen trisulfide [Sax, 9th ed., 1996, p. 224].


Lower explosive level in air 1.2% by volume. Moderate fire risk.

Health Hazard

Irritation of skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; headache and vertigo; dyspnea and cough; nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Double vision, deafness, delirium, and occasionally fatal poisoning, preceded by severe nervous symptoms, have been reported. Coma, glycosuria, and methemoglobinemia can occur.

Fire Hazard

HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames. Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. Containers may explode when heated. Many liquids are lighter than water.

Safety Profile

Moderately toxic by ingestion and skin contact. An eye and upper respiratory irritant by inhalation. A severe skin and eye irritant. Ingestion can cause headache, nausea, vomiting, delirium, and methemoglobin formation. Mutation data reported. Extremely flammable if exposed to heat, flame, or powerful oxiduers. Moderately explosive when exposed to flame. Incompatible with oxidzing materials, hydrogen trisulfide. To fight fire, use alcohol foam, dry chemical.

Potential Exposure

(n-isomer); Suspected reprotoxic hazard, Primary irritant (w/o allergic reaction), (iso-, primary): Possible risk of forming tumors, Primary irritant (w/o allergic reaction), (sec-, active primary-, and other isomers) Primary irritant (w/o allergic reaction). Used as a solvent in organic synthesis and synthetic flavoring, pharmaceuticals, corrosion inhibitors; making plastics and other chemicals; as a flotation agent. The (n-isomer) is used in preparation of oil additives, plasticizers, synthetic lubricants, and as a solvent.


UN2811 Pentanols, Hazard Class: 3; Labels: 3- Flammable liquid. UN1987 Alcohols, n.o.s., Hazard Class: 3; Labels: 3-Flammable liquid.

Purification Methods

Dry 1-pentanol with anhydrous K2CO3 or CaSO4, filter and fractionally distil it. It has also been treated with 1-2% of sodium and heated at reflux for 15hours to remove water and chlorides. Traces of water can be removed from the near-dry alcohol by refluxing it with a small amount of sodium in the presence of 2-3% n-amyl phthalate or succinate followed by distillation (see ethanol). Small amounts of amyl alcohol have been purified by esterifying with p-hydroxybenzoic acid, recrystallising the ester from CS2, saponifying with ethanolic-KOH, drying with CaSO4 and fractionally distilling [Olivier Recl Trav Chim Pays-Bas 55 1027 1936]. [Beilstein 1 IV 1640.]


Forms an explosive mixture with air. Contact with strong oxidizers and hydrogen trisulfide may cause fire and explosions. Incompatible with strong acids. Violent reaction with alkaline earth metals forming hydrogen, a flammable gas.

Waste Disposal

Dissolve or mix the material with a combustible solvent and burn in a chemical incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber. All federal, state, and local environmental regulations must be observed.

1-Pentanol Preparation Products And Raw materials

Raw materials

Preparation Products

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2022-01-21 Pentanol
US $20.00 / Kg/Drum 25Kg/Drum 99.99% 1 ton per week Wuhan Mulei New Material Technology Co. Ltd
2021-07-13 pentanol
US $15.00-10.00 / KG 1KG 99%+ HPLC Monthly supply of 1 ton Zhuozhou Wenxi import and Export Co., Ltd
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