2-Ethylhexanoic Acid
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2-Ethylhexanoic Acid
Alias
Hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl-
alpha-Ethylcaproic acid
2-Ethylhexanoic acid
2-Butylbutanoic acid
2-Ethylcaproic acid
2-Ethylhexansaeure
Category
Anionic surfactants-Carboxylate
CAS No.
149-57-5
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C8H16O2
Molecular Weight: 144.21
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: colorless liquid.
Solubility: soluble in water, 20℃, 2000mg/L[1]. soluble in ether.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: rat oral LD50: 3000mg/Kg;
guinea pig skin LD50: 6.3mL/Kg;
rabbit skin LD50: 1.26mL/Kg;
rat inhalation LC: > 400ppm/6H.
reproductive effect.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent lubricating, cleansing, dispersing, emulsifying, antibacterial, preservative abilities.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives*, %, ≥
95.0
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Widely used in preparation of salts. salts can be used in paints, plastics.
Widely used in preparation of esters. esters can be used in fungicides, preservatives, plastics, spices, lubricants, medicine.
Preservatives in wood processing.
Use as gelling agent in hydrocarbons.
Co-solvent, defoaming agent in pesticides.
Use as cleansing agent.
Use as dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:149-57-5
Update: 20131102(1);

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