Octyl Acetate
Title: Octyl Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 103-09-3
CAS Name: Acetic acid 2-ethylhexyl ester
Additional Names: 2-ethylhexyl acetate
Molecular Formula: C10H20O2
Molecular Weight: 172.26
Percent Composition: C 69.72%, H 11.70%, O 18.58%
Line Formula: CH3(CH2)3CH(C2H5)CH2OOCCH3
Literature References: Toxicity data: H. F. Smyth, C. P. Carpenter, J. Ind. Hyg. Toxicol. 26, 269 (1944).
Properties: Liquid. d2020 0.873. bp 199°. mp ~-80°. nD20 1.4204. Flash pt, open cup: 190°F (88°C); closed cup: 56°F (13°C). Very slightly sol in water; misc with alcohol, oils, and other organic liquids. LD50 orally in rats: 3.0 g/kg (Smyth, Carpenter).
Melting point: mp ~-80°
Boiling point: bp 199°
Flash point: Flash pt, open cup: 190°F (88°C); closed cup: 56°F (13°C)
Index of refraction: nD20 1.4204
Density: d2020 0.873
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 3.0 g/kg (Smyth, Carpenter)
Use: Solvent for nitrocellulose, some resins, waxes, and oils.

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