It is used as a high octane component in motor gasoline, as a solvent in the paint industry, for the production of esters, paints and all kinds of organic compounds. It is obtained, as well as the chemically similar butanol, by oxosynthesis from propylene.
- Visual appearance — transparent liquid colourless
- Density at 20ºС = 802
- Research method octane number = 115
- Solubility in water = 8,5 %.