AHCOHOL 0898 (Octyl Alcohol)

Chemical Name:
Octyl Alcohol 98%
CAS#:
CAS# 111-87-5
  • Product Details & Information

    Octyl alcohol is a vegetable-based fatty alcohol used in perfume and fragrance manufacturing or as an intermediate in the production of detergents and other cleaners. It is also called 1-octanol, capryl alcohol and caprylic alcohol, and comes in both liquid and solid forms.

    Acme-Hardesty manufactures and sells 98-percent pure octyl alcohol for a range of different industrial purposes. As a leading producer of high-quality oleochemicals, we are committed to delivering products that meet the demands of today’s most stringent manufacturers. Keep reading to learn more about potential uses for our capryl alcohol product or contact us to request a quote today.

  • Uses & Applications

    Key Applications

    As noted above, 1-octanol is used primarily in the perfume industry and as a food additive. It has excellent defoaming and detergency properties, which makes it highly useful in the manufacture of cleaning products, too. Other potential uses for octyl alcohol include as an emulsifying agent in metal-working fluids and anti-rust emulsions, as well as a starting material for the production of sulfates such as ethoxylates and alkyl sulfates. There is also evidence to suggest that pharmaceutical-grade octyl alcohol may be useful in the treatment of neurological tremors.

    For a complete list of specifications and potential applications, please download the product data sheet or contact us today.

    Handling Precautions

    Capryl alcohol is a non-animal-derived product and contains no tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, gluten or other common allergens. Certified kosher and GMO-free, it has a two-year shelf life when kept at room temperature. You should wear gloves and other proper handling equipment when using it, as the product is an eye and skin irritant. Keep octyl alcohol away from open flames and avoid heating above 90C.

    For comprehensive handling and safety instructions, download the octyl alcohol SDS.

    An Acme-Hardesty Product

    As with all Acme-Hardesty fatty alcohols and oleochemicals, we produced our octyl alcohol in a sustainable manner to the highest levels of quality control. We have more than 70 years of experience manufacturing industrial chemicals that are safe and reliable for a wide range of uses.

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  • Grades and Forms Available
    NF Kosher Liquid
  • Packaging
    375# drums or Isotanks
  • Shelf Life
    Shelf life is two years from date of manufacture when stored according to SDS recommendations

Sales Specifications of AHCOHOL 0898 (Octyl Alcohol)

ParametersSpecificationsTest Methods
Appearance Colorless Liquid to White Solid AOCS Ea 9-65
Acid Value 0.1 max AOCS Te 2a-64
Saponification Value AOCS Tl 1a-64
Iodine Value 0.1 max AOCS Tg 1-64
Hydroxyl Value 425 – 432 AOCS Cd 13-60
Color APHA 10 max Vendor
Moisture, % 10 max Vendor
Fatty Alcohol Composition, %
C6 2 max By GC Analysis
C8 98 min By GC Analysis
C10 2 max By GC Analysis
Specs & SDS of AHCOHOL 0898