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Title: 2-Ethyl-1-hexanol
CAS Registry Number: 104-76-7
Additional Names: 2-Ethylhexyl alcohol
Molecular Formula: C8H18O
Molecular Weight: 130.23
Percent Composition: C 73.78%, H 13.93%, O 12.29%
Literature References: Manuf from butyraldehyde: Faith, Keyes & Clark's Industrial Chemicals, F. A. Lowenheim, M. K. Moran, Eds. (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 4th ed., 1975) pp 413-417. Toxicity study: H. F. Smyth et al., Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 30, 470 (1969).
Properties: Colorless liq. d2020 0.8344. bp 184-185°. nD20 1.4300. Flash pt 81°C. Soluble in about 720 parts water, in many organic solvents. It dissolves about 2.5% its weight of water at 25°. LD50 orally in rats: 12.46 ml/kg (Smyth).
Boiling point: bp 184-185°
Flash point: Flash pt 81°C
Index of refraction: nD20 1.4300
Density: d2020 0.8344
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 12.46 ml/kg (Smyth)
Use: Mercerizing textiles; as a solvent for dyes, resins, oils; also claimed to possess antifoaming properties.

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