• 4-d
  • 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
  • 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

Product description

<p>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.</p> <p>The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products, and in Food Use Pesticide Products with limitations, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, <a href="https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-federal-insecticide-fungicide-and-rodenticide-act" target=_blank>click here</a>.</p>

Product availability

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If applicable, authorized distributors are in the regions listed below, with more details provided in the “Authorized distributors” section.

  • Latin America

  • North America

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