- Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
- C3 Derivatives Unit
2-Ethyl hexanol is an 8-carbon higher alcohol species. It is used to make the vinyl chloride plasticizer, bis(2-ethyl hexyl) phthalate. It is also used to make 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate for adhesives and paints.
CAS: No. 104-76-7 (T)
EINECS: No. 203-234-3
Japan, Chemical Substances Control Law: METI-No. 2-217
Japan, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law: Not applicable.
Japan, Fire Services Law: Hazardous material Class4 Petroleums No.3 (non-water soluble liquid).
- 1.2-Ethyl hexanol (2EH), also called octanol, is an 8-carbon higher alcohol species.
- 2.2-Ethyl hexanol is hardly soluble in water, but is soluble in almost all organic solvents.
Our 2-Ethyl hexanol has very low-level impurities and may be used as a raw material for a wide variety of chemicals.
|Common Names||2-Ethyl hexanol, 2-Ethyl hexyl alcohol, 2EH|
|Appearance||Clear, colorless liquid|
|Boiling Point (℃)||184.6（101.3kPa）|
2-Eethyl hexanol is used to make plasticizers for polyvinyl chloride. Reaction with phthalic anhydride gives bis(2-ethyl hexyl) phthalate (DOP, DEHP). Reaction with adipic acid gives bis(2-ethyl hexyl) adipate.
Moreover, esterification with acrylic acid gives 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate for use in adhesives and paints.
On the other hand, because it can dissolve many organic materials well, 2-ethyl hexanol is widely used as a low-volatility solvent.
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group's Available 2-Ethyl hexanol carboxylates
- Bis(2-ethyl hexyl) phthalate
- Tris(2-ethyl hexyl) trimellitate
- Bis(2-ethyl hexyl) adipate
- 2-Ethyl hexyl methacrylate
- 2-Rthyl hexyl acrylate