Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C8H16O2
Molecular Weight: 144.21
Appearance: white waxy solid.
Solubility: soluble in water.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity: mouse oral LD50: 1600mg/Kg;
mouse intraperitoneal LDLo: 1600mg/Kg;
rat oral LD50: 3200mg/Kg;
rat intraperitoneal LDLo: 800mg/kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Characteristics: excellent solubilizing, dispersing, cleansing abilities.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
Actives*, %, ≥
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Mainly used in synthesis of polyester.
Use as intermediates. eg: synthesis of plasticizers.
Use as solvent. eg: personal care products.
Use as cleansing agent.