Hydroxyl aluminium bis(2-ethylhexanoate)

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Hydroxyl aluminium bis(2-ethylhexanoate)
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CAS number 30745-55-2 YesY
Molecular formula C16H31AlO5
Molar mass 330.40 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Hydroxyl aluminium bis(2-ethylhexanoate) is a chemical substance derived from 2-ethylhexanoic acid and aluminium(III).[1] Nominally it is the coordination complex with the formula Al(OH)(O2CCHEt(CH2)3CH3)2 where Et = ethyl. The composition is not a homogeneous compound. It is used as a thickening agent in various products, including in napalm. It is slightly hygroscopic.


  1. ^ Hershey, Harry C.; McCauley, Victoria S.; Kuo, Jeffrey T.; McMillan, Michael L. (1984). "Solution properties of association colloids of twelve aluminum monohydroxy disoaps in nonaqueous solutions". Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 101 (2): 424–35.