Neopentyl Glycol is a highly reactive colorless-to-white, crystalline solid organic compound. It has imparting properties like low color, good weathering and chemical resistance, and high thermal and hydrolytic stability. This glycol is produced on commercial scale by the reduction of hydroxypivaldehyde (3-hydroxy-2,2-dimethylpropanal), formed from the aldol addition of isobutyraldehyde (2-methylpropanal) and formaldehyde. The reduction of hydroxypivaldehyde can be made by a crossed Cannizzaro reaction (using a base) or by a catalytic hydrogenation.
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