Dioctyl sebacate

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Dioctyl sebacate
Dioctyl sebacate Structural Formula V1.svg
IUPAC name
bis(2-ethylhexyl) decanedioate
Systematic IUPAC name
[heptane-3-yl-(-3-methane-1,1-diyl)-] decanedioate
Other names
di(2-ethylhexyl) sebacate, Proviplast 1988
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.004.145
Density 0.9 of water
Melting point −48 °C (−54 °F; 225 K)
Boiling point 256 °C (493 °F; 529 K) at 0.7 kPa
Vapor pressure 0.000024 Pa at 37 °C
Main hazards reacts with oxidants
Flash point 10 °C (50 °F; 283 K) open cup
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Dioctyl sebacate (CH2)8(COOC8H17)2, or di(2-ethylhexyl) sebacate, is an organic compound which is the diester of sebacic acid and 2-ethylhexanol. It is an oily colorless liquid and is used as a plasticizer, most commonly in C4. It has also found use in Dot 5 brake fluid. Furthermore, the substance is also commonly used as seed particle for PIV.

Physical properties[edit]

Relative vapour density (air = 1): 14.7
Occupational exposure limits: TLV not established