2-Ethylhexanoic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

2-Ethylhexanoic Acid Properties

2-Ethylhexanoic Acid

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2-Ethylhexanoic acid is the organic compound. It is widely used to prepare metal derivatives that are soluble in nonpolar organic solvents and used as catalysts in polymerizations.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless oil
Boiling Point 228 °C
CAS Number 149-57-5
Density 0.903 g/cm3
EINECS Number 205-743-6
IUPAC Name 2-Ethylhexanoic acid
Melting Point -59 °C
Molar Mass 144.21 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H16O2
NFPA 704 H-1,F-1,R-0,C-NA
Refractive 1.424-1.426
Related Compounds Naphthenic acid, Valproic acid
Solubility 2 g/l
Synonyms 2-Ethylcaproic acid; 3-Heptanecarboxylic acid