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Procurement Resource provides latest prices of 2-EH (2-Ethylhexanol). Each price database is tied to a user-friendly graphing tool dating back to 2014, which provides a range of functionalities: configuration of price series over user defined time period; comparison of product movements across countries; customisation of price currencies and unit; extraction of price data as excel files to be used offline.

Chart Description

Procurement Resource provides prices of 2-EH for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa


2-EH, that is, 2-Ethylhexanol is an eight-carbon branched chain oxo alcohol with aromatic odour. This chemical compound is insoluble in water and has slow evaporation rate. Its flash point is between 140-175°F. It has low volatility and also has defoaming, wetting, and dispersing characteristics. 

Chemical Formula of 2-EH

  • C8H18O    


  • 104-76-72-Ethylhexan-1-ol2-Ethylhexanol2-Ethyl-1-hexanol

Molecular Weight

  • 130.23 g/mol

Industrial Uses

  • Plasticisers and lubricants
  • Diester bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) 
  • Solvent
  • Cetane number booster
  • Rubber
  • Oil and gas extraction
  • Adhesives and sealant chemicals
  • Paint additives and coating additives 
  • Textiles and paper industries
  • Fuels and fuel additives
  • Intermediates
  • Cosmetics
  • Plastics
  • Plating agents and surface treating agents

Production Process

  • Production of 2-EH via Aldol Condensation

In this process, 2-EH is produced from n-butyraldehyde via aldol condensation process, which leads to the formation of hydroxyaldehyde. The resulting mixture is then hydrogenated to finally produce2-EH. 

Supplier Database:     

  • Acros Organics
  • BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Sdn. Bhd.
  • Eastman Chemical Company

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The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).


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