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1,3-Difluoro-2-propanol is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C3H6F2O. It is a type of fluorinated alcohol and is used in various chemical synthesis processes.

Chemical Properties[edit | edit source]

1,3-Difluoro-2-propanol is characterized by the presence of two fluorine atoms attached to the first and third carbon atoms of a propanol molecule. This fluorination significantly alters the chemical properties of the compound compared to non-fluorinated alcohols.

Synthesis[edit | edit source]

The synthesis of 1,3-Difluoro-2-propanol typically involves the fluorination of propanol derivatives. Various methods can be employed, including the use of fluorinating agents such as hydrogen fluoride or fluorine gas.

Applications[edit | edit source]

1,3-Difluoro-2-propanol is used in the synthesis of various pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. Its unique properties due to the presence of fluorine atoms make it a valuable intermediate in organic synthesis.

Safety and Handling[edit | edit source]

As with many fluorinated compounds, 1,3-Difluoro-2-propanol should be handled with care. It is important to follow proper safety protocols, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and working in a well-ventilated area.

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