1,8-Octanediol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

1,8-Octanediol Properties


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1,8-Octanediol is a diol. It is used as a monomer in the synthesis of some polymers such as polyesters and polyurethanes. It has bacteriostatic and bacteriocidal properties which make it a useful preservative. It is also used in coating materials, slurries, paper mills and water circulation systems for the effective preservation against bacteria and fungi. As with other fatty alcohols, octane-1,8-diol is used in cosmetics as an emollient and humectant.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White solid
Boiling Point 172 °C
CAS Number 629-41-4
ChEBI 44630
Density 0.939 g/cm3
EINECS Number 211-090-8
HS Code 29053980
IUPAC Name Octane-1,8-diol
InChI 1S/C8H18O2/c9-7-5-3-1-2-4-6-8-10/h9-10H,1-8H2
Melting Point 57-61 °C
Molar Mass 146.23 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H18O2
NFPA 704 H-1,F-0,R-0,C-NA
Refractive 1.438-1.44
Synonyms 1,8-Octanediol;Octamethylene Glycol;1,8-Dihydroxyoctane;1,8-Octandiol
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