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- n. See propyl alcohol.
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- n. Either of two isomeric aliphatic alcohols, C3H7-OH
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- n. a clear colorless volatile liquid (alcohol) used as a solvent and antiseptic
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Or even other alcohols such as propanol or butanol.
- That the energy crisis cannot be solved by ethanol, propanol or any other ols and needs an effort of ALL people.
A FULLY flex-fueled vehicle can use any alcohol fuel - methanol, ethanol, propanol, or butanol - as easily as gasoline.
Instead, Sodeoka and her team were able to complete this chemical transformation at room temperature, with a non-toxic propanol solvent, by using small amounts of a nickel acetate catalyst - an advance with significant cost-saving and environmental-hazard reducing potential.
They found that the original mixture made in 20 per cent propanol was optimal for disinfecting instruments without fixing proteins to their surfaces.
Propane should instead be made into propanol, which can be a liquid at normal temperature and pressure, and can be used in the same fuel tank with methanol, ethanol, butanol, and gasoline in a fully flex-fueled vehicle.
One common theme among them is the general avoidance of ethanol, as its higher-value cousins, such as butanol, propanol, or even renewable diesel, are equally simple to make for these developers.
Or propanol, which has 3 carbon atoms to methanol's one and will thus take a car further down the road (not that drag racers care about mileage).
Methanol has one carbon atom, ethanol two, propanol three, butanol four.
However, since the cost of making a car fully flex-fueled is only about $130 for an automaker, and since such a capability would enable a car to run not just on gasoline and butanol but also on methanol, ethanol, and propanol, I think making full flex-fuel capability a mandatory standard like seatbelts is wise and worthwhile.