Butanol 1 is a primary alcohol that has a four carbon structure and goes by the chemical formula of C4H9OH. It goes by a ton of different names which can lead to some confusion when you try to decipher which is which. In terms of the occurrence, it occurs naturally as a minor product from the fermentation of sugars and some of the other carbohydrates and it is commonly found in a ton of different foods and drinks. It is permitted in the United States as an artificial flavorant and it is commonly found in a wide range of consumer products as well as food and drink such as butter, cream, whiskey, rum, candy and baked goods. Other uses for this alcohol include an ingredient in perfumes and as a solvent for extracting essential oils. Lastly, it can be used as an extractant in antibiotics and vitamins.