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2-Ethylhexanol

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Product Name:
2-Ethylhexanol
CAS:
104-76-7
MF:
C8H18O
MW:
130.23
EINECS:
203-234-3
Mol File:
104-76-7.mol
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2-Ethylhexanol Chemical Properties

Melting point:
−76 °C(lit.)
Boiling point:
183-186 °C(lit.)
Density 
0.833 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor density 
4.49 (vs air)
vapor pressure 
0.2 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
refractive index 
n20/D 1.431(lit.)
FEMA 
3151 | 2-ETHYL-1-HEXANOL
Flash point:
171 °F
storage temp. 
Store below +30°C.
solubility 
water: solubleg/L at 20°C
pka
15.05±0.10(Predicted)
form 
Liquid
color 
Clear
Odor
sweet.
PH
7 (1g/l, H2O, 20℃)
Odor Threshold
0.013ppm
explosive limit
0.88%, 104°F
Water Solubility 
1 g/L (20 ºC)
JECFA Number
267
Merck 
14,3808
BRN 
1719280
Stability:
Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids.
InChIKey
YIWUKEYIRIRTPP-UHFFFAOYSA-N
CAS DataBase Reference
104-76-7(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
1-Hexanol, 2-ethyl-(104-76-7)
EPA Substance Registry System
2-Ethylhexanol (104-76-7)
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Safety Information

Hazard Codes 
Xn,Xi
Risk Statements 
37/38-41-36-21-52/53-36/37/38-20
Safety Statements 
26-36/39-36/37/39-36-61
WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
MP0350000
Autoignition Temperature
550 °F
TSCA 
Yes
HS Code 
29051610
HS Code 
29339990
Hazardous Substances Data
104-76-7(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity
LD50 orally in Rabbit: 3730 mg/kg LD50 dermal Rat > 3000 mg/kg

MSDS

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2-Ethylhexanol Usage And Synthesis

Chemical Properties

colourless liquid

Chemical Properties

2-Ethyl-1-hexanol has a mild, oily, sweet, slightly floral odor reminiscent of rose and sweet, fatty-floral taste with a fruity note

Chemical Properties

2-Ethylhexanol is a clear, colorless liquid.

Occurrence

Reported found in papaya, peach, pear, blackberry, strawberry, cabbage, Parmesan and mozzarella cheese, butter, roasted chicken, cognac, sherry, grape wines, tea, avocado, kiwifruit, crab and clam.

Uses

2-Ethylhexanol is the most important C8 alcohol and is used mainly in manufacturing plasticizers. Other minor uses include the manufacturing of 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, as a dispersing agent and wetting agent, as a solvent for gums and resins, as a cosolvent for nitrocellulose, and in ceramics, paper coatings, rubber latex, textiles, and fragrances.

General Description

A dark brown liquid with an aromatic odor. Insoluble in water and less dense than water. Flash point between 140 - 175°F. Contact may irritate skin, eyes and mucous membranes. May be toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption.

Air & Water Reactions

Insoluble in water.

Reactivity Profile

2-Ethylhexanol is an alcohol. Flammable and/or toxic gases are generated by the combination of alcohols with alkali metals, nitrides, and strong reducing agents. They react with oxoacids and carboxylic acids to form esters plus water. Oxidizing agents convert them to aldehydes or ketones. Alcohols exhibit both weak acid and weak base behavior. They may initiate the polymerization of isocyanates and epoxides. 2-Ethylhexanol is incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong acids.

Health Hazard

Anesthesia, nausea, headache, dizziness; mildly irritating to skin and eyes.

Fire Hazard

2-Ethylhexanol is combustible.

Chemical Reactivity

Reactivity with Water No reaction; Reactivity with Common Materials: No reactions; Stability During Transport: Stable; Neutralizing Agents for Acids and Caustics: Not pertinent; Polymerization: Not pertinent; Inhibitor of Polymerization: Not pertinent.

Safety Profile

Moderately toxic by ingestion, skin contact, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, and parented routes. An experimental teratogen. Other experimental reproductive effects. A severe eye and moderate skin irritant. Mutation data reported. A dangerous fire hazard when ex posed to heat or flame; can react vigorously with oxidzing materials. To fight fire, use foam, CO2, dry chemical. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and fumes. See also ALCOHOLS.

Chemical Synthesis

By hydrogenation of aldehydes obtained by the oxo process; also synthesized from propylene; by catalytic reduction of 2-ethyl-2-hexenal and other similar patented processes.

Carcinogenicity

Male and female F344 rats were dosed by oral gavage with 0, 50, 150, or 500 mg/kg 2-ethylhexanol (0.005% in aqueous Cremophor EL, a polyoxyl 35 castor oil), 5 days/week for 2 years. There were no differences of biological importance between the vehicle control and a water control group that was included in the study. There was no evidence of treatment-related neoplastic lesions in any of the exposed groups.

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