2 – Ethyl Hexanol

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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)

Synonym: octanol

Uses/ Application: 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.