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Technical Data Sheet

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  • Herbicides - intermediate for 2,4-d
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  • Wetting agent
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Key Attributes
  • Defoaming, wetting, and dispersing characteristics
  • Excellent reactivity as an intermediate
  • Improves flow and gloss in baking finishes
  • Inert - Food use with limitations
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Inherently biodegradable
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • REACH compliant
  • Slow evaporation rate
  • Very low water miscibility

Product Description

Eastman™ 2-Ethylhexanol is an eight-carbon branched chain oxo alcohol having a high boiling point and slow evaporation rate. It is a versatile solvent featuring excellent reactivity as a chemical intermediate. It serves as a chain terminator in synthesizing condensation polymers and as an intermediate for plasticizers. Eastman™ 2-Ethylhexanol has low volatility and enhances the flow and gloss of baking enamels. It is also used as dispersing agent for pigment pastes.

The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products, and in Food Use Pesticide Products with limitations, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, click here.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid0.01 wt % max.
Assay99.6 wt % min.
Autoignition Temperature288 °C (550 °F)
     BP99.1 °C (210.4 °F)
     Wt % Water80 wt %
Boiling Point 
     @ 760 mm Hg182-186 °C (360-367 °F)
     Pt-Co5 max.
Critical Pressure 27 ATM
Critical Temperature367 °C
Critical Volume485 ml/g·mol
Electrical Resistance>20 Megohms
Empirical FormulaC8H18O
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1)1210.2
     (n-butyl acetate = 1)0.01
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C0.00088
Flash Point 
     Tag Closed Cup73 °C (164 °F)
Freezing Point-70 °C (-94 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding11.9
Heat of Combustion-1169 kcal/g·mol
Heat of Vaporization11220 cal/g·mol
Liquid Heat Capacity 
     @ 25°C75.43 cal/(g*mol)(°C)
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 25°C7.7 cP (mPa·s)
Molecular Weight130.2
Nitrocellulose SolubilityLatent
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C1.43
     in Water, @ 20°C0.1 wt %
     Water in, @ 20°C2.6 wt %
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C0.83
Surface Tension 
     @ 20°C28.7 dynes/cm
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1)4.5
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C0.05 mm Hg
     @ 55°C0.26 kPa
Viscosity, Neat 
     @ 24°C7.7 mPa·s
     @ 20°C0.83 kg/L (6.94 lb/gal)

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

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