2-Ethylhexanol Industry Development Analysis

Time: Jan 19, 2022

2-Ethylhexanol, with the molecular formula C8H18O, is an organic compound. 2-Ethylhexanol is colorless or light yellow oily liquid in appearance, has special smell, is toxic, insoluble in water, soluble in most organic solvents such as alcohols, ethers and chloroform.

2-Ethylhexanol is flammable, and when mixed with air and in a closed container, there is a danger of combustion and explosion in case of open flame, high heat or strong oxidant.


The preparation technology of 2-ethylhexanol mainly includes acetaldehyde condensation method, oxo synthesis method, heptene carbonylation method, coconut oil catalytic method, and so on. Among them, the acetaldehyde condensation method to prepare 2-ethylhexanol has a longer process flow.

2-Ethylhexanol CAS NO:104-76-7 is a widely used important chemical raw material.

  • 2-Ethylhexanol can be used as an edible spice in the production and processing fields of baked goods, ice cream, candy, beverages, etc.
  • It can be used to produce plasticizers, such as dioctyl phthalate (DOP), trioctyl trimellitate (TOTM), etc.
  • It can be used to prepare solvent, defoamer, dispersant, emulsifier, mineral processing agent, surfactant, fuel additive, lubricating oil additive and other products.
  • 2-Ethylhexanol can be widely used in food processing, detergents, textile printing and dyeing, papermaking, paint coatings, resin plastics, lubricating oil, fuel oil, mining and other industries.


2-Ethylhexanol chemical

Plasticizers are an important application market for 2-ethylhexanol.

1. The output of plastic products in my country and the world continues to grow, driving the demand for plasticizers to continue to rise.

2. Traditional plasticizers represented by DOP have weak performance in environmental protection, high temperature resistance, water resistance, oil resistance, etc., which limits the further expansion of their market.

3. The demand for plasticizers with excellent comprehensive performance, good environmental protection and high safety represented by TOTM is rising.

The development prospect of 2-Ethylhexanol industry is good.

  • The production process of 2-ethylhexanol is mature, and it can be applied in a wide range of downstream applications, especially in the field of plasticizers.
  • There are many kinds of plasticizer products that 2-ethylhexanol can produce, so there is still a lot of room for development in the future market.


2-ethyl-hexanol c8h18o

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