Potassium 2-ethylhexanoate
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Potassium 2-ethylhexanoate
Alias
2-Ethylcaproic acid potassium salt
2-Ethylhexanoic acid potassium salt
Potassium -2-ethylcaproate
Hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl-, potassium salt
Hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl-, potassium salt (1:1)
Category
Anionic surfactants-Carboxylate
CAS No.
3164-85-0
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C8H15KO2
Molecular Weight: 182.30
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: (1), white or slightly yellow solid powder; (2), pale yellow viscous liquid.
Solubility: soluble in water. soluble in ether. 10% aqueous solution: transparent or slightly milky.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent lubricating, cleansing, wetting, permeating, dispersing, emulsifying, antibacterial, preservative abilities.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
solid
liquid
actives*, %, ≥
97
50-80
 
pH (25℃, 1%)
7.5-9.5
7.5-9.5
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Drier in paint, printing ink. Potassium naphthenate alternatives.
Catalyst in polyurethane foam reaction. Usually use with cobalt soaps together, can reduce using amount of cobalt soap.
Use as dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.
Use as wetting agent.
Manufacturers
 
Update: 20131102(1);

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