Octene-1 Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Octene-1 Properties


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Octene-1 is an alpha-olefin, meaning that the double bond is located at the alpha (primary) position, endowing this compound with higher reactivity and thus useful chemical properties. Octene-1 is one of the important linear alpha olefins in industry. The primary, even overwhelming, use of 1-octene is as a comonomer in production of polyethylene. High-density polyethylene and linear low-density polyethylene use approximately 2-4% and 8-10% of comonomers, respectively. Another significant use of 1-octene is for production of linear aldehyde via OXO Synthesis (hydroformylation) for later production of the short-chain fatty acid nonanoic acid, a carboxylic acid, by oxidation of an intermediate aldehyde or linear alcohols for plasticizer application by hydrogenation of the aldehyde.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless liquid
Boiling Point 121 °C
CAS Number 111-66-0
Density 0.715 g/cm3
EINECS Number 203-893-7
IUPAC Name Oct-1-ene
InChI 1S/C8H16/c1-3-5-7-8-6-4-2/h3H,1,4-8H2,2H3
Melting Point -101.7 °C
Molar Mass 112.24 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H16
RTECS Number RH2207000
Refractive n20/D 1.408
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms Octene-1;Octylene;Hexylethylene;Oct-1-ene;Octene;1-n-Octene;Caprylene;Dialen 8;Gulftene 8;Linealene 8;n-1-Octene;n-Octene-1;a-Octene;a-Octylene
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