|Preferred IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||88.150 g·mol−1|
|Density||0.812 g/mL at 20 °C|
|Melting point||52.5 °C (126.5 °F; 325.6 K)|
|Boiling point||113.5 °C (236.3 °F; 386.6 K)|
|Solubility||very soluble in ethanol, diethyl ether|
Std enthalpy of
|Flash point||37 °C (99 °F; 310 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Neopentyl alcohol is a compound with formula (CH3)3CCH2OH. It is a colorless solid. The compound is one of the eight isomers of pentyl alcohol.
Neopentyl alcohol can be prepared from the hydroperoxide of diisobutylene. It can also be prepared by the reduction of trimethylacetic acid with lithium aluminum hydride. Neopentyl alcohol was the first described in 1891 by L. Tissier, who prepared it by reduction of a mixture of trimethyl acetic acid and trimethylacetyl chloride with sodium amalgam.
Neopentyl alcohol can be converted to neopentyl iodide by treatment with triphenylphosphite/methyl iodide: