Hydroxyl aluminium bis(2-ethylhexanoate)

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Hydroxyl aluminium bis(2-ethylhexanoate)
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Other names
Hydroxyl aluminum bis(2-ethylhexanoate); Aluminium 2-ethylhexanoate; Aluminium 2-ethylcaproate
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ECHA InfoCard 100.045.733
Molar mass 330.40 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, 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. doi:10.1016/0021-9797(84)90054-7.