CAS Number: 149-57-5
S enantiomer: 72377-05-0
R enantiomer: 56006-48-5
ECHA InfoCard: 100.005.222
EC Number: 205-743-6
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is a colorless, high boiling liquid and with a faint odor.
The metallic salts of 2-Ethylhexanoic acid are used as driers for odorless paints, inks, varnishes, and enamels.
Cobalt and manganese are the most important drivers.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid can be used as an intermediate for paint and coating driers, as an alkyd resin modifier, as a catalyst for the production of peroxides and as a stabilizer for lubricating oil esters and PVC, etc., and has a wide range of market applications.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is used to make paint dryers and plasticizers.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is a colorless liquid with one carboxylic group based on a C8 carbon chain.
2-EHA, 2-Ethylhexanoic acid is widely used in esters for PVB film plasticizers and synthetic lubricants, in production of metal soaps for paint driers, in automotive coolants and PVC stabilizers.
Other application areas of 2-Ethylhexanoic acid include wood preservatives, catalyst for polyurethane and in pharmaceuticals.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is used in the production of corrosion inhibitors for automotive coolants.
This monomer which is 2-Ethylhexanoic acid is used in the synthesis of alkyd resins provides improved yellowing resistanct than the standard fatty acids.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is particularly suitable for stoving enamels and two-component coatings.
Moreover, 2-Ethylhexanoic acid is also used as a raw material for metal based paint driers.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is a major raw material for polyolesters used in synthetic lubricants.
In cosmetics, 2-Ethylhexanoic acid is used to produce emollients.
The production of polyvinylbutyral (PVB) plasticizers and polyvinylchloride (PVC) stabilizers in the form of metal salts.
Other applications of 2-Ethylhexanoic acid include, catalyst for polymer production, raw material for acid chloride and fragrances.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is used as a chemical intermediate and for manufacture of resins used for baking enamels, lubricants, detergents, flotation aids, and corrosion inhibitors; also used as a catalyst for polyurethane foaming, for solvent extraction, and for dye granulation.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is widely used in the market as an intermediate for paint and paint dryers, as an alkyd resin modifier, as a catalyst for the production of peroxides as polymerization reactions, and as a lubricant ester and PVC stabilizer.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is widely used to prepare metal derivatives that are soluble in nonpolar organic solvents.
These lipophilic metal-containing derivatives are used as catalysts in polymerizations.
2-Ethylhexanoic Acid is a chemical intermediate used as a compound for example in the production of synthetic lubricants as well oil additives.
Also, 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid is used as a chemical intermediate for many products; such as in alkyd resins.
2-Ethylhexanoic Acid is used in the mid-1980s as a wood preservative to replace chlorophenols.
Additionally, 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid is used to make plasticizers, lubricants, detergents, flotation aids, corrosion inhibitors, and alkyd resins.
Also 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid is used as a co-solvent and defoamer in pesticides, as the active ingredient in the wood preservative, in paint dryers, heat stabilizers for PVC, and as a catalyst for polyurethane foaming, solvent extraction, and dye granulation.
A major use of 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid is in the preparation of metal salts and soaps used as drying agents in paint and inks, and as thermal stabilizers in polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
2-Ethylhexanoic Acid is also used in the manufacture of resins used in automobile windshields and vinyl flooring.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid (EHXA, 2-EHA) is an industrially important aliphatic carboxylic acid.
Also, 2-Ethylhexanoic acid is widely employed as a stabilizer and a wood preservative.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid has various industrial applications, such as:
-coolant in automotives
-drying of paints
-defoaming agent in pesticides.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is the organic compound with the formula CH3(CH2)3CH(C2H5)CO2H.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is a carboxylic acid that is widely used to prepare lipophilic metal derivatives that are soluble in nonpolar organic solvents.
In addition, 2-Ethylhexanoic acid is a colorless viscous oil.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is supplied as a racemic mixture.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is a colorless to light yellow liquid with a mild odor.
Also, 2-Ethylhexanoic acid will burn though it may take some effort to ignite.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is slightly soluble in water.
Additionally, 2-Ethylhexanoic acid is corrosive to metals and tissue.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is used to make paint dryers and plasticizers.
2-Ethylhexanoic Acid is a colorless, high boiling liquid having a mild odor.
The metallic salts of 2-ethylhexanoic acid are used as driers for odorless paints, inks, varnishes, and enamels.
Cobalt and manganese are the most important driers.
2-Ethylhexanoic Acid is a colorless to light yellow, liquid organic compound.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is widely used in the preparation of metal derivatives that are soluble in nonpolar organic solvents.
The highly toxic, combustible carboxylic acid is used to make paint dryers and plasticizers.
The molecular formula for 2-Ethylhexoic acid is C8H16O2 or CH3(CH2)3CH(C2H5)COOH.
CAS number of 2-Ethylhexoic acid is 149-57-5.
2-Ethylhexoic acid is a liquid organic compound has a mild odor, is highly corrosive to metals and tissue, and combustible, but difficult to ignite.
2-Ethylhexoic acid is used in the manufacture of adhesives and sealant chemicals, corrosion inhibitors and anti-scaling agents, intermediates, lubricants and lubricant additives, paint and coating additives, and process regulators.
PROPERTIES OF 2-ETHYLHEXANOIC ACID
Chemical formula: C8H16O2
Molar mass: 144.214 g·mol−1
Appearance: Colorless liquid
Density: 903 mg mL−1
Melting point: −59.00 °C; −74.20 °F; 214.15 K
Boiling point: 228.1 °C; 442.5 °F; 501.2 K
log P: 2.579
Vapor pressure: <1 Pa (at 25 °C)
Acidity (pKa): 4.819
Basicity (pKb): 9.178
Refractive index (nD): 1.425
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is produced industrially from propylene, which is hydroformylated to give butyraldehyde.
Aldol condensation of the aldehyde gives 2-ethylhexenal, which is hydrogenated to 2-ethylhexanal.
Oxidation of this aldehyde gives the carboxylic acid.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is produced by oxidation of 2-ethyl-1-hexanol or 2-ethylhexanal; the latter is obtained in 95% yield by hydrogenation of 2-ethyl-2-hexenal, which is itself formed by the aldol condensation of n-butyraldehyde.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is produced by the aldol route from butyraldehyde in three steps: aldol condensation; hydrogenation of the carbon-carbon double bond; and oxidation of the branched-chain saturated aldehyde to 2-ethylhexanoic acid.
2-Ethylhexanoic acid is a carboxylic acid.
Carboxylic acids donate hydrogen ions if a base is present to accept them.
They react in this way with all bases, both organic (for example, the amines) and inorganic.
Their reactions with bases, called "neutralizations", are accompanied by the evolution of substantial amounts of heat.
Neutralization between an acid and a base produces water plus a salt.
Carboxylic acids with six or fewer carbon atoms are freely or moderately soluble in water; those with more than six carbons are slightly soluble in water.
Soluble carboxylic acid dissociate to an extent in water to yield hydrogen ions.
The pH of solutions of carboxylic acids is therefore less than 7.0.
Many insoluble carboxylic acids react rapidly with aqueous solutions containing a chemical base and dissolve as the neutralization generates a soluble salt.
Carboxylic acids in aqueous solution and liquid or molten carboxylic acids can react with active metals to form gaseous hydrogen and a metal salt.
Such reactions occur in principle for solid carboxylic acids as well, but are slow if the solid acid remains dry.
Even "insoluble" carboxylic acids may absorb enough water from the air and dissolve sufficiently in it to corrode or dissolve iron, steel, and aluminum parts and containers.
Carboxylic acids, like other acids, react with cyanide salts to generate gaseous hydrogen cyanide.
The reaction is slower for dry, solid carboxylic acids.
Insoluble carboxylic acids react with solutions of cyanides to cause the release of gaseous hydrogen cyanide.
Flammable and/or toxic gases and heat are generated by the reaction of carboxylic acids with diazo compounds, dithiocarbamates, isocyanates, mercaptans, nitrides, and sulfides.
Carboxylic acids, especially in aqueous solution, also react with sulfites, nitrites, thiosulfates (to give H2S and SO3), dithionites (SO2), to generate flammable and/or toxic gases and heat.
Their reaction with carbonates and bicarbonates generates a harmless gas (carbon dioxide) but still heat.
Like other organic compounds, carboxylic acids can be oxidized by strong oxidizing agents and reduced by strong reducing agents.
These reactions generate heat.
A wide variety of products is possible.
Like other acids, carboxylic acids may initiate polymerization reactions; like other acids, they often catalyze (increase the rate of) chemical reactions.
Handling and Storage
-Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling 2-Ethylhexanoic acid.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
Avoid contact of 2-Ethylhexanoic acid with eyes, skin, and clothing.
Use 2-Ethylhexanoic acid only with adequate ventilation.
Avoid breathing vapor or mist.
-Storage: Keep container closed when not in use.
Store 2-Ethylhexanoic acid in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
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