(^+)-4-Methyl-2-pentanol is employed as a solvent in organic synthesis, dyes and stains, natural resins and waxes. It is an additive to surface coatings. It finds applications in the manufacture of lube oil additives, zinc dialkyldithiophosphate, brake fluids. It is the precursor to some plasticizers and frother in mineral flotation. It acts as a corrosion inhibitor and also utilized in the characterization of volatile fraction of mono varietal wines and tar sand mining processes.
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Hazard Statements: H226-H335
Flammable liquid and vapour. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P262
Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.