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DL-2-Octanol Basic information
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
  • form Liquid
  • pka15.44±0.20(Predicted)
  • color Clear colorless to slightly yellow
  • explosive limit0.80-7.40%(V)
  • Water Solubility 0.1 g/100 mL (20 ºC)
  • Merck 14,6752
  • JECFA Number289
  • BRN 1719325
  • Stability:Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Combustible.
  • CAS DataBase Reference123-96-6(CAS DataBase Reference)
  • NIST Chemistry Reference2-Octanol(123-96-6)
  • EPA Substance Registry System2-Octanol (123-96-6)
Safety Information
DL-2-Octanol Usage And Synthesis
  • Description2-Octanol has a characteristic disagreeable but aromatic odor. This substance may be prepared by distilling sodium ricinoleate with an excess of sodium hydroxide.
  • Chemical Properties2-Octanol has a characteristically disagreeable, but aromatic odor.
  • Chemical Propertiescolourless liquid with a pungent odour
  • OccurrenceTwo 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.
  • UsesIt is used in the paint industry, as a wetting agent in the textile industry, and as a component of brake fluids.
  • Uses2-Octanol is used as a chemical reagent in the synthesis of a variety of pharmaceutical compounds usually through its oxidation to a ketone or aldehyde. Used in the synthesis of piperine derivates as MAO A & B inhibitors.
  • Production Methods2-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.
  • DefinitionChEBI: An octanol carrying the hydroxy group at position 2.
  • PreparationBy distilling sodium ricinoleate with an excess of sodium hydroxide.
  • General Description
    2-Octanol is a fatty alcohol mainly found in castor oil, tomato leaves and wine.
  • Safety ProfileSlightly toxic by an unspecifiedroute. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smokeand irritating vapors.
DL-2-Octanol Preparation Products And Raw materials
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