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2-Ethylhexanal is used as an intermediate for chemical synthesis and in the production of pharmaceuticals and odorous substances.
Christel Lehtinen and Gösta Brunow. Epoxidation of Terminal Alkenes with Oxygen and 2-Ethyl Hexanal, without Added Catalyst or Solvent. Org. Proc. Res. Dev. 1999, 3, (2), 101-103.
Christel Lehtinen and Gösta Brunow. Factors Affecting the Selectivity of Air Oxidation Of 2-Ethyhexanal, an α-Branched Aliphatic Aldehyde. Org. Proc. Res. Dev. 2000, 4 (6), 544-549.
Hazard Statements: H226-H303-H315-H319-H335
Flammable liquid and vapour. May be harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.