Dow Acids, Alcohols & Aldehydes

Carboxylic Acids
Carboxylic acids are used in a wide variety of applications such as stabilizers, plasticizers, coatings additives, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, perfumes, food additives, preservatives and chemical intermediates.

pdf icon 2 Ethylhexoic Acid (24 KB PDF)
pdf icon Isopentanoic Acid (24 KB PDF)
pdf icon Propionic Acid (25 KB PDF)
pdf icon Valeric Acid (24 KB PDF)


Dow’s alcohols range from two to twelve carbon atoms, from ethanol to 2,6,8-trimethyl-4-nonanol. A single hydroxyl group characterizes them and performance is largely controlled by the related hydrocarbon structure.

The low-molecular weight, water-soluble products are solvents for the manufacture of protective coatings, dyes and inks. Lower alcohols are also used in producing plastics, flavorings, perfumes, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, cleaners and polishes.

The higher alcohols are only slightly soluble in water and are used as latent solvents for solvent-based coatings and as coupling agents in waterborne coatings. They help provide the proper balance of desired properties in a formulation, such as viscosity, flow and leveling, and cure rate. The higher alcohols are also intermediates for plasticizers, surfactants, lubricants, ore collectors, pesticides and pharmaceuticals.

pdf icon 2-Ethylhexanol (25 KB PDF)
pdf icon 2-Methyl Butanol (25 KB PDF)
pdf icon Primary Amyl Alcohol Isomers (25 KB PDF)
pdf icon Diisobutyl Carbinol (25 KB PDF)
pdf icon Isobutanol (23 KB PDF)
pdf icon Isopropanol (93 KB PDF)
pdf icon Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol (25 KB PDF)
pdf icon n-Butanol (25 KB PDF)
pdf icon n-Pentanol (25 KB PDF)
pdf icon n-Propanol (90 KB PDF)


Aldehydes are mainly used as chemical intermediates in applications such as synthetic resins, perfumes, pesticides and pharmaceuticals.

pdf icon Butyraldehyde (24 KB PDF)
pdf icon Propionaldehyde (24 KB PDF)
pdf icon Valeraldehyde (18 KB PDF)