Colorless liquid. Miscible with most organic solvents, slightly soluble in water. Combustible. Plasticizer for PVC resins, defoaming agent, wetting agent; organic synthesis; solvent mix for nitrocellulose, paints, lacquers, baking finishes; penetrant for mercerizing cotton; textile finishing compounds; plasticizers; inks; rubber; paper; lubricants.


Molar Weight130.231 g/mol
Melting Point-76°C
Boiling Point180-186°C
Flash Point73°C
FormsLiquid (clear)

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Fragrances
  • Flavouring agent
  • Solvents


  • Coatings & Construction

Synonyms: 2-ethyl-1-hexanol I 2-Ethylhexan-1-ol

Chemical Formula: C8H18O

CAS Number: 104-76-7