Octyl Alcohol, also called as Octanol is a fatty alcohol is a clear liquid that is not soluble in water. It can be dissolved in organic solvents. The chemicals that can be prepared using octyl alcohol are pesticides, fragrances, surfactants, perfumes, etc. It is also used as a defoaming agent, low volatility solvent, flavor and wetting agent. Its chemical formula is CH3CH26CH2OH, density is 1.48 g/mL, and boiling point is 195°C. The shelf life of octanol is 36 months.
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