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DL-2-Octanol

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DL-2-Octanol Basic information

Product Name:
DL-2-Octanol
Synonyms:
  • HEXYL METHYL CARBINOL
  • FEMA 2801
  • ETHYLPENTYLCARBINOL
  • ETHYL-N-AMYLCARBINOL
  • DL-2-OCTANOL
  • METHYL-N-HEXYLCARBINOL
  • METHYL HEXYL CARBINOL
  • OCTAN-2-OL
CAS:
123-96-6
MF:
C8H18O
MW:
130.23
EINECS:
204-667-0
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Mol File:
123-96-6.mol
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DL-2-Octanol Chemical Properties

Melting point:
-38 °C
Boiling point:
174-181 °C(lit.)
Density 
0.819 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor pressure 
0.25 hPa (20 °C)
FEMA 
2801 | 2-OCTANOL
refractive index 
n20/D 1.426(lit.)
Flash point:
160 °F
storage temp. 
Store below +30°C.
solubility 
1.12g/l
pka
15.44±0.20(Predicted)
form 
Liquid
color 
Clear colorless to slightly yellow
explosive limit
0.80-7.40%(V)
Water Solubility 
0.1 g/100 mL (20 ºC)
JECFA Number
289
Merck 
14,6752
BRN 
1719325
Stability:
Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Combustible.
CAS DataBase Reference
123-96-6(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
2-Octanol(123-96-6)
EPA Substance Registry System
2-Octanol (123-96-6)
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Safety Information

Hazard Codes 
Xi
Risk Statements 
36/37/38-36/38-52/53
Safety Statements 
24/25-36-26
RIDADR 
UN 1987
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
RH0795000
Autoignition Temperature
255 - 260 °C
TSCA 
Yes
HS Code 
29051620
Hazardous Substances Data
123-96-6(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity
LD50 orally in Rabbit: 6100 mg/kg

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DL-2-Octanol Usage And Synthesis

Description

2-Octanol has a characteristic disagreeable but aromatic odor. This substance may be prepared by distilling sodium ricinoleate with an excess of sodium hydroxide.

Chemical Properties

2-Octanol has a characteristically disagreeable, but aromatic odor.

Chemical Properties

colourless liquid with a pungent odour

Occurrence

Two optically active isomers of the alcohol have been found; reported in the oil of Réunion geranium; also identified in a few species of mint and lavender. Reported found in apple, banana, kumquat peel oil, cranberry, asparagus, peas, thyme, cheeses, chicken and beef fat, hop oil, beer, cognac, rum, grape wines, tea, oats, soybean, coconut meat, Brazil nut, buckwheat, loquat, sweet corn and bilberry wine.

Uses

It is used in the paint industry, as a wetting agent in the textile industry, and as a component of brake fluids.

Production Methods

2-Octanol is produced commercially by heating a soap of castor oil with sodium hydroxide. The resulting commercial product may contain 2–14% methyl hexyl ketone as a contaminant.

Definition

ChEBI: An octanol carrying the hydroxy group at position 2.

Preparation

By distilling sodium ricinoleate with an excess of sodium hydroxide.

Safety Profile

Slightly toxic by an unspecifiedroute. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smokeand irritating vapors.

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