Pharmaceutical intermediates,Synthesis of esters,Defoaming agent
The chemical compound 2 ethyl hexanol has the molecular formula C8H18O. It is an alcoholic beverage that is categorised as a fatty alcohol. The substance is a colourless liquid with a distinctive smell. With an alcohol (-OH) functional group connected to the second carbon atom, the molecule contains a branched carbon chain with eight carbon atoms. The 2 ethyl hexanol prefix refers to the branching, which happens at the sixth carbon. It has a melting point of roughly -76 degree centigrade and a boiling temperature of roughly 184-189 degree centigrade. Although it is only moderately soluble in water, organic solvents like ether and alcohol make it quite soluble.