2-Ethylhexanoic Acid CAS 149-57-5

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  • Appearance: Colorless liquid
  • Purity: 99. 0%min
  • Stock: In stock
  • Sample: Available
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What is 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid?

2-Ethylhexanoic acid is a colorless to light yellow liquid with a mild odor. 2-Ethylhexanoic acid will burn though 2-Ethylhexanoic acid may take some effort to ignite. 2-Ethylhexanoic acid is slightly soluble in water. It is corrosive to metals and tissue. It is used to make paint dryers and plasticizers. Paint and varnish driers (metallic salts). Ethylhexoates of light metals are used to convert some mineral oils to greases. Its esters are used as plasticizers.

2-Ethylhexanoic acid can be used as an intermediate of paint and coating drying agent, alkyd resin modifier, production peroxide as a catalyst for polymerization reaction, lubricating oil ester and PVC stabilizer. It is widely used in the market.

2-Ethylhexanoic Acid Uses

  • 2-Ethylhexanoic acid mainly used to prepare various metal salts as driers for coatings and paints, and its esters can be used as plasticizers and raw materials for carbenicillin.
  • Most of 2-ethylhexanoic acid is converted into metal salts of zirconium, cobalt, molybdenum, zinc, etc., which are used as paint driers and heat stabilizers for polyvinyl chloride plastics; tin salts are used as additives for plastic pipes; barium salts, cadmium salt is used in plastic calendering products and stabilizers.
  • 2-Ethylhexanoic acid and its esters are also used in medicine, fungicides, metal lubricants, cosmetics, etc. Its glycerides are excellent plasticizers. 
  • 2-Ethylhexanoic acid is the raw material of medicine carbenicillinIt is also used in the synthesis of many dyes and perfumes.
  • 2-Ethylhexanoic acid is intermediate for paint and coating driers, used as alkyd resin modifier, used in the production of peroxides as a catalyst for polymerization reactions (such as PE), used as lubricating oil ester and PVC stabilizer.
  • Organic synthesis, solvent.
  • 2-Ethylhexanoic acid is a chemical substance that is harmful to health and has an irritating effect on the skin and mucous membranes. It emits a pungent acid mist when it is decomposed by heat. 2-Ethylhexanoic acid is used in the synthesis of many dyes and spices.

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Preparation of 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid

What is Metal Ethyl Caproate?

2-Ethylcaproic acid forms a compound with metal cations, and its stoichiometry is metal acetate. These ethylcaproic acid complexes are used in organic and industrial chemical synthesis. They act as catalysts in polymerization and “oil desiccants” in oxidation. They are highly soluble in nonpolar solvents. These metal complexes are often described as salts. However, they are not ionic, but charge neutral coordination compounds. Their structure is similar to that of the corresponding acetate.

Examples of metal ethyl caproate

  • Bis (2-ethylcaproic acid) hydroxy aluminum, used as thickener
  • Tin (II) Ethylhexanoate (CAS 301-10-0), a catalyst for polylactide and poly (lactic acid co glycolic acid)
  • Cobalt (II) Ethylhexanoate (CAS 136-52-7), a drying agent for alkyd resin
  • Nickel (II) Ethylhexanoate (CAS 4454-16-4)


  1. Wikipedia – 2-Ethylhexanoic acid
  2. Riemenschneider, Wilhelm (2002). “Carboxylic Acids, Aliphatic”. Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. doi:10.1002/14356007.a05_235.
  3. Raju, Ravinder; Prasad, Kapa (2012). “Synthetic applications of 2-ethylhexanoic acid derived reagents”. Tetrahedron68 (5): 1341–1349. doi:10.1016/j.tet.2011.10.078
  4. Coulembier, O.; Degee, P.; Hedrick, J. L.; Dubois, P. (2006). “Controlled Ring-Opening Polymerization to Biodegradable Aliphatic Polyester: Especially Poly(Β-Malic Acid) Derivatives”. Prog. Polym. Sci31: 723–747. doi:10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2006.08.004.

2-Ethylhexanoic Acid Supplier and Manufacturer

As a 2-ethylhexanoic acid supplier and manufacturer with a strict standard product quality system certificate, Zhishang Chemical has long been providing the best 2-ethylhexanoic acid raw materials to customers all over the world.

Over the years, relying on professional team experience and customer-centric team concept to meet customer needs in a timely manner, our company enjoys a high reputation in the world. At present, our company has served more than 6,000 customers and has established long-term cooperative relations with customers from many countries.

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