2 Ethyl Hexanoic Acid

Cas Number


72377-05-0 S enantiomer

56006-48-5 R enantiomer

Other Names


Trimethylene bromochloride,

Trimethylene chlorobromide,

The formula



2-Ethylhexanoic acid is the organic compound with the formula CH3(CH2)3CH(C2H5)CO2H. It is a carboxylic acid that is widely used to prepare lipophilic metal derivatives that are soluble in nonpolar organic solvents. 2-Ethylhexanoic acid is a colorless viscous oil. It is supplied as a racemic mixture.

Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance Solid. (Solid powder.)
Molecular Weight 326.48 g/mole
Color White
Purity (as water free), % 99.8
Water,% 0.02
Acid Value, mg KOH/g 387
Sulphuric Acid colour, Hazen 50
Color , Hazen 5

Uses of 2-Ethylhexanoic acid:

Synthetic Esters:

1. Compressor Oil.

2. Electrical Transformer Oil

3. Plasticizers

4. General Lubricants

Metal Carboxylates:

1. Siccatives / Paint Driers..

2. Pvc Stablizers.

3. Pvr Catalysts.

4. Anti Fungi Additives.

Performance Chemicals :

1. Corrosion Inhibition In Coolants.

2. Weeting Agent In Emulsions.

3. Processing Aid In Chemical Industry.