from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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.

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  • - That the energy crisis cannot be solved by ethanol, propanol or any other ols and needs an effort of ALL people.

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  • A FULLY flex-fueled vehicle can use any alcohol fuel - methanol, ethanol, propanol, or butanol - as easily as gasoline.

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  • 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.

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  • They found that the original mixture made in 20 per cent propanol was optimal for disinfecting instruments without fixing proteins to their surfaces.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • Methanol has one carbon atom, ethanol two, propanol three, butanol four.

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  • 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.

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