XLVIII.—Methyl-hexyl carbinol

C. Schorlemmer
1874 Journal of the Chemical Society (Resumed)  
SEVERAL years ago I showed that the so-called capryl alcohol, which is produced by distilling castor-oil soap with soda, is methyl-hexyl carbinol. Afterwards I found that the octane obtninedfrom it has the same specific gravity and the same boiling-point as the dibutyl which I prepared from normal butyl iodide. From this I concluded that these two parafins were most probably identical. If this be correct, the alcohol must on oxidation yield normal caproic acid.
doi:10.1039/js8742701029 fatcat:5de6hb3alnelveov6ceaaukpfm