Butanol (a.k.a. Butyl Alcohol, BuOH, Bio-Butanol) encompass the aliphatic saturated C4 alcohols of empirical formula C4H10O. Among five structurally isomeric alcohols, 1-Butanol (or n-Butanol) and isobutanol (2-methyl-1-propanol) are the ones most commercially relevant, being used in a range of applications further described. Actually, it is worth noting that 1-butanol production plants also can be used for the manufacture of 2-methyl-1-propanol. It is a colorless liquid with vinous odor. Normal butanol is found naturally as a fermentation product of carbohydrates, as well as a crude oil derivative, and its highly soluble in water. The alcohol is present in a variety of foods and beverages, one of its main uses. It is also used extensively as an industrial intermediate in many processes.
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