Isoamyl Alcohol (at a minimum purity of 99%), is a mixture of isomers 3-methyl, 1-butanol and 2-methyl , 1-butanol, with a preponderance of the first (aproximately 85%). The raw material used by PETROM in the production of Isoamyl Alcohol is fusel oil, which in turn is a byproduct of the distilling of ethyl alcohol (ethanol).


The main applications of Isoamyl Alcohol are:

– the manufacturing of paints and varnishes, to produce isoamyl acetate;

– the manufacturing of plasticizers for the production of DIAP (DiisoAmyl phthalate);

– the manufacturing of perfumes, for the recovery of oils and essences;

– the synthesis of fragrances and aromas;

– the production of isoamyl salicylate, applied widely in soaps and cosmetic fragrances;

– the purification of phosphoric acid, acting as an extraction solvent.

– the production of Xanthates (mining industry)


Guaranteed Specification (EPF-028 Rev.08)

Purity %99.0 min.
AppearenceClear Transparent Liquid Colorless to Pale Yellow
Water %0.20 max.
Density @ 20 ºC (g/cm³) 0.810 – 0.815
Acidity (mg KOH/g) 0.3 max.

Further Information

Molecular Weight (g/mol)88,15
Boiling Point @ 760 mmHg (°C) 132
Refraction Index N20/D1,4014


Bulk Cargo.

Shelf Life

12 months.

Material Safety Data Sheet

Pentanols – 99% (Isoamyl Alcohol)

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