1-Octanol is a synthetic reagent used to produce esters. It inhibits T-type calcium channels and is used to determine the partition coefficient between compounds and the cytosol. It is used to evaluate the lipophilicity of pharmaceutical products. It is also used as a solvent for protective coatings, waxes, and oils, and as a raw material for plasticizers.
Hiromi Yamashita; Yuichi Ichihashi; Masaru Harada; Gina Stewart; Marye Anne Fox; Masakazu Anpo. Photocatalytic degradation of 1-octanol on anchored titanium oxide and on TiO2 powder catalysts. Journal of Catalysis. 1996, 158,(1), 97-101.
Tai-Horng Young; Liao-Ping Cheng; Dar-Jong Lin; Ling Fane; Wen-Yuan Chuang. Mechanisms of PVDF membrane formation by immersion-precipitation in soft (1-octanol) and harsh (water) nonsolvents. Polymer. 1999, 40,(19), 5315-5323.
Hazard Statements: H227-H315-H319
Combustible liquid. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210u-P280a-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P403+P235-P501a
Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.