1,2-Octanediol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

1,2-Octanediol Properties


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1,2-Octanediol is used as an emollient, humectant, and wetting agent in cosmetic and skin care products. It is also used in coating materials, slurries, paper mills and water circulation systems for the effective preservation against bacteria and fungi.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Semi-Solid
Boiling Point 140ºC
CAS Number 1117-86-8
ChEBI 34056
Density 0.914 g/cm3
EINECS Number 214-254-7
IUPAC Name octane-1,2-diol
InChI 1S/C8H18O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-8(10)7-9/h8-10H,2-7H2,1H3
Melting Point 30-35 ºC
Molar Mass 146.23 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H18O2
NFPA 704 H-1, F-1, R-0, C-NA
Solubility Miscible
Synonyms Caprylyl Glycol; 1,2-Dihydroxyoctane; 1,2-Octylene Glycol;
pH Value 7-8
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