This substance is a naturally forming alcohol. It is a clear, colorless liquid that produces a mild ethanol-like odor. It is not that toxic to humans, but it is highly flammable and will evaporate quickly in the air. Other names for this chemical include n-propyl alcohol and propanol.
As a basic form of alcohol, this substance can be utilized in a variety of industries. It has a high octane rating, making it a decent fuel. However, mass production of 1-propanol is prohibitively expensive. Other applications of this substance include solvents, cosmetics, dyes, perfumes, rubbing alcohols, and soaps.
Due to its high flammability and tendency to evaporate in the air, 1-propanol should be handled with care and caution. Inhalation can cause dizziness and nausea, and direct contact with the skin can cause mild irritation. This chemical should be stored in an airtight container, away from any other combustible materials.