Product details

2-Ethylhexanol (2-EH) is an organic compound. It is a branched, eight-carbon alcohol. Usually the most part becomes 2-Ethylhexanol chemical appropriates reprocessed.
CAS-No: 104-76-7
EINECS-No: 203-234-3
Synonyms: isooctanol
Application of the substance / the preparation: Solvents


MSDS according 91/155 EEC (2001/58 EC)

More information

Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment:
R 21 Harmful in contact with skin.
R 36/38 Irritating to eyes and skin.

Classification system for 2-Ethylhexanol (2-EH):
The classification was made according to the latest editions of the EU-lists, and expanded using company data and specialized literature.
Additional information:
If heated above the flash point the vapours may form with air an explosive mixture.
Chemical characterization for 2-Ethylhexanol (2-EH), isooctanol:
CAS No. Description:
104-76-7 2-ethylhexan-1-ol

Identification number(s):

EINECS Number: 203-234-3
General Information
for 2-Ethylhexanol (2-EH), isooctanol
Form: Liquid
Colour: Colourless
Odour: Characteristic

Change in condition:
Melting point/Melting range: -75°C
Boiling point/Boiling range: 184.7°C
Flash point: 76°C
Ignition temperature: 250°C
Danger of explosion: Product is not explosive. However, formation of explosive air/vapour mixtures are

Explosion limits:
Lower: 1.8 Vol %
Upper: 12.7 Vol %
Vapour pressure at 20°C: 0.4 hPa
Density at 20°C: 0.8328 g/cm³

Solubility in / Miscibility with
Water at 20°C:
1 g/l
Segregation coefficient (n-octanol/water): 3.1 log POW
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border) for 2-Ethylhexanol (2-EH):
ADR/RID class: -
No hazardous good according to the regulation.

Maritime transport IMDG:

IMDG Class: -
No hazardous good according to the regulation.

Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:

ICAO/IATA Class: No hazardous good according to the regulation.
Markings according to EC guidelines for 2-Ethylhexanol (2-EH):
The product has been classified and marked in accordance with EU Directives /
Ordinance on Hazardous Materials

Risk phrases:

21 Harmful in contact with skin.
36/38 Irritating to eyes and skin.

Safety phrases:

26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
28 After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water.
36/37 Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.
60 This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste.

National regulations

Information about limitation of use:
Restrictions on juvenile employment must be observed.
Employment restrictions concerning pregnant and lactating women must be observed.

Technical guidance (air):

Class        Share in %
  III            100.0

Water hazard class:
Water hazard class 2 (Assessment by list): hazardous for water.

Hazard description

GHS hazard labels

Hazardous material sign

Xn Harmful