2-ethylhexanol is a colorless liquid with a characteristic odor and is slightly soluble in water. However, the substance dissolves well in most other organic solvents. 2-EH is also referred to as octanol. 2-ethyl-1-hexanol is a solvent with a low volatility.
2-ethyl-1-hexanol is available from stock. After receipt of the order, the standard delivery time is 2-3 working days (Benelux). Do you want to export 2-EH? Delivery times and port of receipt in consultation.
- Available in IBC, Pallet drums, Pallet cans, Bulk
- Molecular formula C9H18O
- CAS number 104-76-7
The main application of 2-ethylhexanol is as chemical raw material for softeners (additives that are added to plastics such as PVC to increase flexibility). Furthermore, ethyl hexanol can be used as a low volatility solvent for resins, wax, animal fats, vegetable oils and petroleum derivatives. Ethyl hexanol is also used in mixtures of solvents for the paints and coatings industry.
In baking finishes, 2-EH is used as a flow and gloss improver. In addition, ethyl hexanol is a raw material for a variety of (intermediate) products such as ethoxylates, herbicides, extraction agents and surfactants. In the textile and paper industry, the product acts as an anti-foaming agent.
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