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
|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)|