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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Applications

  • The metallic salts of 2-ethylhexanoic acid are used as driers for odorless paints, inks, varnishes, and enamels
  • In automotive coolants 2-EHA is used in the production of corrosion inhibitors
  • In cosmetics, 2-EHA is used in the production of emollients
  • It is widely used in esters for PVB film plasticizers and synthetic lubricants
  • PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC) stabilizers

 

 

Quick Details

Grade

Industrial

 

Molecular Weight

144.21 g/mol

Purity

99.5%

Molecular Formula

C8H16O2

Appearance

colorless liquid

Density

2.257
gr/cm3

CAS Number

149-57-5

Synonyms

2-Ethylcaproic Acid

 Ethylhexanoic Acid

EINECS Number

205-743-6

Lead Time

Quantity (Metric Tons)

up to 25

Up to100

More than 100

Maximum Time (days)

3

12

To be negotiated

Packaging

190 Kg Barrel, 1000 Kg IBC, Isotank, or as per customer request.

Chemical Formula