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1-Octanol is colorless liquid. There is a strong pungent smell. 1-Octanol is not miscible with water, but miscible with ethanol, ether and chloroform. It is used for making essence and cosmetics, and used as solvent, antifoam agent, plasticizer, antifreeze, lubricating oil additive, etc. 1-Octanol is a by-product of lauric acid from coconut oil. 1-Octanol can also be obtained by catalytic polymerization of ethylene followed by hydrolysis and separation.


English Name: 1-octanol
CAS No.: 111-87-5
Molecular formula: c8h18o
Molecular weight: 130.23
EINECS No.: 203-917-6
Melting point :− 15 ° C (lit.)
Boiling point :196 ° C (lit.)
Density: 0.827g/mlat25 ° C (lit.)
Refractive index: N20 / d1.429 (lit.)
Flash point: 178 ° f
Storage: + 5 ° C TO + 30 ° C

1-octanol Application:

1-octanol mainly used in the production of plasticizers, extractants, stabilizers, as solvent and perfume intermediates. In the field of plasticizers, octanol generally refers to 2-ethyl ethanol, which is a million tons of bulk raw materials, far more valuable than n-octanol in industry. Octanol itself is also used as a spice, blending roses, lilies and other flower fragrance as a soap flavor. This product is a permitted edible spice according to GB2760-86. Mainly used to make coconut, pineapple, peach, chocolate and citrus flavors.

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