The main product produced by PT Petro Oxo Nusantara is 2-Ethyl Hexanol. 2-ethyl Hexanol or better known as octanol with chemical formula CH3 (CH2) 3CH (C2H5) CH2OH is an alcoholic group organic compound.

At room temperature, octanol is a clear, uncolored liquid compound with a distinctive odor.

This compound is slightly soluble in water and low toxicity, but flammable. When reacted, it has the same reaction properties as the nature of the primary alcohol reaction and can quickly react with the acid to form the ester (BASF, 2001).

The raw material for the manufacture of octanol is the butyldaldehyde obtained from the hydroformylation process (oxo process) using propylene and syn-gas

2-EH Application Route


Plasticizer Raw Material Production

  • Phthalic Anhydride
  • Oxo Alcohol (2EH)


Plasticizer Products

  • Phthalates
  • Adipates
  • Trimellitates
  • Polymerics


PVC VCM Products

  • PVC
  • VCM
  • Olefins
  • Chlors / Alkalis


Compound Products

  • Flexible Compound
  • Color Concentrates
  • Master Batches
  • Polymer Blind
  • Custom Compound


Down Stream Products

  • Sheet
  • Wires & Cables
  • Fabrics
  • Syntethic Leathers
  • Hoses
  • Tubes & Profiles

Capacity : 135,000 MT/year


Property Value Unit Method
Purity min. 99.50 % wt G.C
Color max. 10 APHA ASTM D-1209
Water max. 0.05 % wt JIS K-0068
Acidity (as acetic acid) max 0.015 % wt JIS K-1525 (4.4)
Aldehyde (as 2-ethylhexanal) max. 0.05 % wt G.C
Sulfuric Acid Test max. 20 APHA ASTM E-852
Specific Gravity (15/4 0C) 0.831-0.837 - JIS K-1525 (4.3)
Distillation Test 182-187 deg C JIS K-0066
Appearance Clear liquid free of suspended solid - JIS K-1504 (3.3)