Can 2-Pentanol Be Synthesized Through Fermentation?

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In summary, the purpose of synthesizing 2-pentanol is to create a chemical compound for various applications. Its chemical formula is C5H12O and it can be synthesized through hydroboration-oxidation. 2-pentanol is a colorless liquid with a strong, sweet odor and various physical properties. However, it should be handled with caution due to its flammable and potentially hazardous nature.
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so i know that 2-pentanol can be synth'd from 2-pentene+H20

however, i'd like to know if its possible to synth the molecule via a fermentation reaction


all i have so far:

__ ______ --> __ C5H12O + __ CO2
 
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quicksilver123 said:
so i know that 2-pentanol can be synth'd from 2-pentene+H20

however, i'd like to know if its possible to synth the molecule via a fermentation reaction


all i have so far:

__ ______ --> __ C5H12O + __ CO2

Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2010 January; 85(4): 893–899 ?
 

Related to Can 2-Pentanol Be Synthesized Through Fermentation?

1. What is the purpose of synthesizing 2-pentanol?

The purpose of synthesizing 2-pentanol is to create a chemical compound that can be used for various applications, such as in the production of solvents, fragrances, and pharmaceuticals.

2. What is the chemical formula for 2-pentanol?

The chemical formula for 2-pentanol is C5H12O. This means that it contains 5 carbon atoms, 12 hydrogen atoms, and 1 oxygen atom.

3. How is 2-pentanol synthesized in the laboratory?

2-pentanol can be synthesized in the laboratory through a process called hydroboration-oxidation. This involves reacting 1-pentene with borane to form the intermediate compound, 2-pentylborane, which is then oxidized with hydrogen peroxide to produce 2-pentanol.

4. What are the properties of 2-pentanol?

2-pentanol is a colorless liquid with a strong, sweet odor. It is miscible with water and soluble in most organic solvents. It has a boiling point of 118.1°C and a melting point of -78.5°C.

5. What are the potential hazards of working with 2-pentanol?

2-pentanol is flammable and may cause irritation to the skin, eyes, and respiratory system upon exposure. It should be handled with caution and proper safety measures should be taken when working with this chemical.

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