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IUPAC name 1,1,1-Trichloro-2-methyl-2-propanol
Other names 1,1,1-trichloro-2-methyl-2-propanol, chlorbutol, chloreton, chloretone, chlortran, trichloro-tert-butyl alcohol, 1,1,1-trichloro-tert-butyl alcohol, 2-(trichloromethyl)propan-2-ol, 1,1,1-trichloro-2-methyl-2-propanol, tert-Trichlorobutyl alcohol, trichloro-tert-butanol, trichlorisobutylalcohol, 2,2,2-trichloro-1,1-dimethylethanol
CAS number 57-15-8
Molecular formula C4H7Cl3O
Molar mass 175.5 g/mol
Appearance White solid
Melting point

95 - 99°C

Boiling point


Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Chlorobutanol, or 1,1,1-trichloro-2-methyl-2-propanol, is a chemical preservative, sedative hypnotic and weak local anaesthetic similar in nature to chloral hydrate.

Chemical synthesis

Chlorobutanol is formed by the simple nucleophilic addition of chloroform and acetone. The reaction is base driven by potassium or sodium hydroxide.

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