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About Ethylhexanol. 2-Ethylhexanol ranks, after the lighter alcohols (methanol to butanol), as the most important synthetic alcohol. It is an eight-carbon branched chain alcohol and appears as a clear, colorless liquid, with a characteristic odor. It is an organic solvent miscible in almost all organic solvents and practically insoluble in water and one of the most important oxo alcohols commercialized.
Chemical Formula. C8H18O
Commercial Grades. 2-Ethylhexanol is commercialized in the following grades: technical grade; liquid grade; 99%; 95%
Uses. 2-Ethylhexanol is the most widely used of the synthetically made higher aliphatic alcohols. This alcohol is miscible with most common organic solvents, and enters into the reactions that are typical for primary alcohols, such as esters formation with various acids. In this context, the main applications of 2-EH are in the production of: 2-ethylhexanol esters (plasticizers); 2-ethylhexyl acrylate, used in coating materials, adhesives, printing inks, impregnating agents, and reactive diluent/cross-linking agents; 2-Ethylhexyl nitrate, used as cetane improver; 2-Ethylhexyl phosphates, used as lubricant additives; Surfactants.
- Ethylene + oxygen (oxidation/hydration)
- Ethylene oxide (hydration)
To know more about Ethylhexanol production processes, click here.
Derivatives. 2-ethylhexanol is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates:: n-butyl octyl phthalate; 2-ethylhexyl acrylate; 2-ethylhexyl acetate; polymeric plasticizers
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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