1-Octanol is used as a precursor to prepare esters, which is used in perfumes and flavorings. It is used as food additive, anti-foaming agent and emulsifier in anti-rust emulsions. It is widely involved in chemical industry for the synthesis of ethoxylates, alkyl sulfates and ether sulfates. It is used as a solvent in paints, varnishes, waxes, and surface coatings and mainly involved in agricultural chemistry to inhibit excessive growth of tobacco plants.
Miscible with ethanol, ether and propylene glycol. Immiscible with water.
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
|Capryl alcohol; n-Octyl alcohol|
|193° to 195°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : RH6550000
TSCA : TSCA