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2-Ethylhexanol

Solvent made up of 2-Ethyl-1-hexanol, 2-Ethylhexyl Alcohol, Isooctanol and Octyl Alcohol with a molecular weight of 130.23. A low volatility solvent that readily forms esters with various acids.

Used in:

  • Manufacture of low volatility esters such as dioctylphthalate
  • Low volatility solvent for resins, animal fats, waxes, vegetable oils and petroleum derivatives
  • Coatings
  • Etractant production for heavy metals

Advantages:

  • Miscibility with most organic solvents
  • Readily forms esters with various acids
  • Very limited miscibility with water
  • Low volatility solvent
  • Enhances flow and gloss in baking finishes
  • Non-HAP (Hazardous Air Pollutant) Solvent

Typical Physical Properties
These properties are typical but do not constitute specifications.

Molecular Weight

130.23

Relative Evaporation Rate nBuAc=1

<0.01

Vapor Pressure at 20°C, mmHg

0.06

Density at 20°C lb/gal

6.94

Specific Gravity at 20/20°C

0.833

Viscosity at 20°C cP

10.3

Surface Tension
(dynes/cm at 20°C)
(dynes/cm at 25°C)

26.9
-

Hansen Solubility Parameters
Total
Non-Polar
Polar
Hydrogen Bonding


9.9
7.8
1.6
5.8

Boiling Point, °C at 760mm Hg

184.6

Solubility at 20°C
%Wt In Water
%Wt Water in

0.07
2.6

Closed Cup Flash Point °F

162