2-EthylHexanoic Acid

2-Ethylhexanoic acid is a clear colorless liquid with a mild odor. It is a monocarboxylic acid which has one carboxylic group based on C8 carbon chain and is slightly soluble in water and corrosive to metals and tissue. Production of 2-Ethylhexanoic acid involves aldol condensation of butyraldehyde to produce 2-Ethylhexanal, which on oxidation produces 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid.

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