Product description

Eastman™ 2-Ethylhexanol is an eight-carbon branched chain oxo alcohol having a high boiling point and slow evaporation rate. It is a versatile solvent featuring excellent reactivity as a chemical intermediate. It serves as a chain terminator in synthesizing condensation polymers and as an intermediate for plasticizers. Eastman™ 2-Ethylhexanol has low volatility and enhances the flow and gloss of baking enamels. It is also used as dispersing agent for pigment pastes.

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  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Ag chem solvents
  • Agriculture intermediates
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto refinish
  • Automotive parts & accessories
  • Building materials
  • Construction chemicals
  • Diesel imed
  • Equipment & machinery
  • Gasoline intermediates
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Herbicides - intermediate for 2,4-d
  • Herbicides - intermediate for other
  • Industrial fuel imeds
  • Lubricants
  • Marine
  • Paints & coatings
  • Pipe non-food contact
  • Plasticizer
  • Process solvents
  • Protective coatings
  • Soap/detergents
  • Wetting agent
  • Wood coatings

Key attributes

  • Defoaming, wetting, and dispersing characteristics
  • Excellent reactivity as an intermediate
  • Improves flow and gloss in baking finishes
  • Inert - Food use with limitations
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Inherently biodegradable
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • REACH compliant
  • Slow evaporation rate
  • Very low water miscibility

    Regulatory information and data sheets

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    • North America

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