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Basic information of 1,2-octanediol and its safe use

May 07, 2019

1,2-octanediol is affected by temperature. When the temperature is low, it is a white solid, and when it is high, it dissolves into a colorless liquid. When the temperature is below 20 degrees, it will gradually turn into a white solid. Once it is above 20 degrees, it will gradually become a colorless liquid. 1,2-octanediol can be used in cosmetics, has antibacterial activity of moisturizing agent; used in bathing, shampoo products, has thickening and stabilizing effect. 

1,2-octanediol molecular formula: C8H18O2, molecular weight: 146.23; nature: density 0.914. Melting point 36-38 °C. The boiling point is 131-132 ° C (10 mmHg). The flash point is 138 °C. Water soluble 3 g / L (20 ° C). After all, 1,2-octanediol is a chemical. If you are in contact with your eyes, immediately rinse it with plenty of water and send it to a doctor. For safety reasons, use appropriate gloves and safety glasses or a face mask when using it. 

The preservation of 1,2-octanediol should also pay more attention. It is usually required to keep the container sealed during storage and store it in a cool, dry place; it is stable under normal temperature and pressure, avoiding strong oxide contact, making 1,2-octanediol maintain good quality.www.china-zhufengchem.com