2-Ethylhexanol (2-EH) belongs within the second group of primary monohydric alcohols. It is a crystal-clear, colourless, neutral and low-viscous liquid with a characteristic smell; mixes with all common solvents and has poor water solubility. Globally, the major portion of 2-Ethylhexanol is obtained commercially by way of hydrogenating 2-ethyl-hexenal – the resultant of aldol condensation of n-butyraldehyde.
2-Ethylhexanol is extremely important for any economy. Having been used as the so-called “softening alcohol” since the dawn of the 20th century, it is currently widely employed in the production of esters with dicarboxylic acids, plasticizers, and acrylates. 2-Ethylhexanol is also effective as a solvent in the paint-and-coatings sector, and as a wetting agent in textile processing. At large, 2-Ethylhexanol boasts a worldwide commercial production base, with the EU, Japan and the USA being the largest hubs.
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