2-Ethyl hexanol

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. 1.2-Ethyl hexanol (2EH), also called octanol, is an 8-carbon higher alcohol species.
  2. 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
Structure 2-Ethyl hexanol
CAS No. 104‐76‐7
Appearance Clear, colorless liquid
Odor Characteristic smell
Boiling Point (℃) 184.6(101.3kPa)
Formula CH18O
Molecular Weight 130.2



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.

The Mitsubishi Chemical 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

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