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Octane-1,8-diol



Octane-1,8-diol
Other names 1,8-Octanediol
Octamethylene glycol
1,8-Dihydroxyoctane
Identifiers
CAS number 629-41-4
PubChem 69420
EINECS number 214-254-7
SMILES OCCCCCCCCO
Properties
Molecular formula C8H18O2
Molar mass 146.23 g mol-1
Appearance White solid
Melting point

57-61 °C, 330-334 K, 135-142 °F

Boiling point

172 °C (at 20 mmHg)

Hazards
MSDS GFS Chemicals, Inc. MSDS
NFPA 704
0
1
0
 
S-phrases S24/25
Flash point 148 °C
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Octane-1,8-diol, also known as octamethylene glycol, is a diol with the molecular formula HO(CH2)8OH. Octane-1,8-diol is a white crystalline solid at room temperature and pressure.

Additional recommended knowledge

Octane-1,8-diol is used as a monomer in the synthesis of some polymers such as polyesters and polyurethanes. It has bacteriostatic and bacteriacidal properties which make it a useful preservative. It is also used in coating materials, slurries, paper mills and water circulation systems for the effective preservation against bacteria and fungi.[1]

As with other fatty alcohols, octane-1,8-diol is used in cosmetics as an emollient and humectant.

See also

References

  1. ^ 1,8-Octanediol at chemicalland21.com
 
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