2-ethyl hexanol appears as 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. is a primary alcohol that is hexan-1-ol substituted by an ethyl group at position 2. It has a role as a volatile oil component and a plant metabolite.
Physical & Chemical Properties
Solubility: Insoluble in water, soluble in ethanol, ether and chloroform.
Mainly used in the production of plasticizers, extractants, stabilizers, and intermediates for solvents and fragrances. In the field of plasticizers, octanol generally refers to 2-ethyl ethanol, which is a one-million-ton bulk raw material and is far more valuable than n-octanol in industry. Octanol itself is also used as a fragrance, used in the production of plasticizers, defoaming agents, dispersants, mineral processing agents and petroleum additives, and also used in printing and dyeing, paint, film, etc. to blend rose, lily and other floral flavors, as Fragrance for soap. This product is an edible spice that is allowed to be used in my country's GB2760-86. Mainly used to prepare coconut, pineapple, peach, chocolate and citrus flavors, used as surfactants, solvents, defoaming agents, industrial additives, etc.