Isoamyl alcohol - a colorless liquid with a characteristic odor; slightly soluble in water, soluble in alcohols, acetone. It has all the properties characteristic of alcohols.
In the chemical industry turns oxosynthesis of butene-2.
Used as a solvent for oils, fats, natural and synthetic resins, waxes. Isoamyl alcohol esters - PVC plasticizers and cellulose acetate duschistye substances in perfumes and essences of fruit production, additives to diesel fuels to increase cetane number (amyl nitrate).