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2 Octanol

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Solubility in water  1.12 kg/m³
2-Octanol 2Octanol Wikipedia
Appearance  Colourless liquid with characteristic odour

2-Octanol (octan-2-ol, 2-OH) is a fatty alcohol. It is a secondary eight-carbon chiral compound. 2-Octanol is a colorless liquid that is poorly soluble in water but soluble in most organic solvents.


2-Octanol R2Octanol CAS 5978701 818321

It is used such as or as a raw material in various applications: flavors and fragrances, paints and coatings, inks, adhesives, home care, lubricants and fuels. 2-Octanol can be a biobased alternative of 2-ethylhexanol and its derivates in numerous applications.

2-Octanol 2Octanol Oleris of Arkema


2-Octanol is produced from castor oil through a cracking process. It is created as a by-product of sebacic acid manufacturing. Nowadays, India and China are the key producing countries of castor oil. Consequently, the majority of 2-Octanol production comes from these two countries: China & India.


2-Octanol is mainly used as:

2-Octanol 2octanol C8H18O ChemSynthesis
  • Flavor
  • low-volatility solvent : Diverses Resins (Paints & Coatings, Adhesives, Inks, etc.), Agrochemicals, Mineral Extraction, etc.…
  • Defoaming agent : Pulp & Paper, Oil & Gas, Cement, Coatings, Coal, etc.
  • a frother in mineral flotation
  • wetting agent
  • It can also be used as a chemical intermediate for production of various other chemicals:

    2-Octanol R2Octanol C8H18O ChemSpider
  • Surfactants (ethoxylates, sulfates, ether sulfates, etc.),
  • Cosmetic emollients esters (palmitate, adipate, maleate, stearate, myristate, etc.),
  • Plasticizers (acrylates, maleates, etc.),
  • Pesticides: Dinocap
  • Lubricants: Zinc dithiophosphate (ZDDP)
  • Fragrances (salicylate)

  • 2-Octanol BioPath 2Octanol
    2-Octanol 1chloro2octanol C8H17ClO ChemSynthesis
    2-Octanol 4Ethyl2octanol C10H22O ChemSpider


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