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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid

  • Auto OEM
  • Cosmetic and personal care intermediate
  • Paints & coatings
  • Pharmaceutical chemicals

Product Description
Eastman™ 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid is a colorless, high boiling liquid having a mild odor. The metallic salts of Eastman™ 2-ethylhexanoic acid are used as driers for odorless paints, inks, varnishes, and enamels. Cobalt and manganese are the most important driers.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Molecular Weight144.22
Empirical FormulaC8H16O2
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C0.908
Assay99.8 wt %
Boiling Point223 °C (433 °F)
Freezing Point-118 °C (-180 °F)
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C<0.01 mm Hg
Refractive Index1.425 n(20°C/D)
     @ 25°C7 cP
     in Water, @ 25°C0.25 wt %
     Water In, @ 25°C1.23 wt %
Flash Point 
     Pensky-Martens Closed Cup118 °C (245 °F)
Fire Point121 °C (250 °F)
Autoignition Temperature371 °C (700 °F)

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.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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