Secondary alcohol


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(Chem.) any one of a series of alcohols which contain the radical CH.OH united with two hydrocarbon radicals. On oxidation the secondary alcohols form ketones.

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At treat rates to deliver approximately 760 ppm phosphorus, secondary alcohol ZnDTP decreases LSPI compared to primary alcohol ZnDTP.
For fitting parameters such as the fraction of primary versus secondary alcohol content, fitting parameters to experimental data can be performed with confidence due to the reactivity of the primary alcohols being more than an order of magnitude greater than the reactivity of the secondary alcohols.
US Patent 8,921,295 B2; American Sterilizer Company, Mentor, OH, has patented a concentrated neutral detergent composition that is comprised of one or more nonionic surfactants, comprising a primary or a secondary alcohol ethoxylate, an alcohol alkoxylate other than said ethoxylate, an aromatic ethoxylate, a modified ethoxylate, or a block polymer of propylene oxide and ethylene oxide, or any combination thereof; one or more hydrotropes comprising an amine oxide, or a glucoside, or both; one or more chelants; a buffer comprising one or more alcohol amines, or one or more organic acids, or any combination thereof; one or more corrosion inhibitors comprising an amine, amidazole, diazole, triazole, carboxylic acid, or any combination thereof; and water.