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What is the symbol of tertiary butyl alcohol. What are its characteristics preventions and uses?

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February 18, 2008 11:47PM

(CH3)3COH tertiary butyl alcohol (also called TBA) originated as

a by-product from making propylene oxide. TBA was an early blending

agent for gasoline. It also worked well with methanol as a

co-solvent and disolves easily in both (gasoline and methanol) and

has an octane rating of RON 106, MON 89 and (R+M)/2 = 98. On the

downside, its hydrophilic properties (its affinity to attach to

water molecules) made it an undeisirable blending additive. *from:

Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language; 3rd edition, William

L. Leffler

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