2-Methyl-1-butanol is also known as tert-Amyl alcohol, t-Amylol, t-AmOH, TAA, tert-Pentyl alcohol, t-Pentylol, Amylene hydrate, Dimethylethylcarbinol or by its systematic name of 2-Methylbutan-2-ol. There is a CAS number of 75-85-4, a PubChem Identifier of 6405, a ChemSpider Identifier of 6165, a ChEMBL Identifier of 44658, and a UNII Identifier of 69C393R11Z. There is a molecular formula of C5H12O. There is a composition of 68.13 percent Carbon, 13.72 percent Hydrogen, and 18.15 percent Oxygen. There is a mass of 88.1482, a polar surface area of 20.23, and a solvent accessible surface area of 198.24. There is an atom count of 18, a bond count of 17, and a cyclomatic number of zero. There is a chain atom count of 6, a chain bond count of 5, an asymmetric atom count of zero, and a rotatable bond count of 1.
What is 2-Methyl-2-butanol?
Produced from 1880 to 1950 as an anesthetic it has anticonvulsant, sedative, and hypnotic effects. It is metabolized through gucuronidation and oxidation and is still sometimes part of research efforts for sedating rodents for potential use. There are many more effective and safer sedation pharmaceuticals out there now.
What is 2-Methyl-2-butanol used for?
Used as a pigment solvent in industry, it is also a recreational drug that is found in fermentation alcohol. There is a strong aroma of camphor to the drug. By ingesting or inhaling the drug, one can get euphoric effects. There is a potential dose of 2,000mg and 4,000mg. With this drug, it is 20x more potent than ethanol. Overdosing on 2-Methyl-2-butanol is similar to alcohol poisoning.