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2-Butanol CAS 78-92-2

Molecular Formula: C4H10O

Formula Weight: 74.12

ZSpharmac: 2-Butanol Cosmetic Raw Material Supplier

Product Name: 2-Butanol
CAS No: 78-92-2
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:2-Butanol
Other Names:Sec-Butanol
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Colorless Liquid
EINECS No.:201-158-5
Storage:Store at +5°C to +30°C.
Provide:2-Butanol MSDS;
2-Butanol COA

What is 2-Butanol?

2-Butanol, also known as sec-butanol, is an organic compound with the scientific name 2-butanol and the chemical formula C4H10O. It is a colorless liquid with a strong mint aroma. It is an alcohol and is flammable and volatile. The 2-Butanol molecule contains a chiral carbon atom, so there are optical isomers, namely dextrorotatory form (D-form), levorotatory form (L-form) and racemate (dl-form).

2-Butanol Property

Melting point −115 °C(lit.)
Boiling point 98 °C(lit.)
density 0.808 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor density 2.6 (vs air)
vapor pressure 12.5 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
refractive index n20/D 1.397(lit.)
Fp 80 °F
storage temp. Store at +5°C to +30°C.
solubility 125g/l
form Liquid
pka>14 (Schwarzenbach et al., 1993)
color Colorless
Relative polarity0.506
OdorStrong, pleasant.
PH Range7
Odor Typefruity
Odor Threshold0.22ppm
explosive limit1.4-9.8%(V)
Water Solubility 12.5 g/100 mL (20 ºc)


2-Butanol Uses

Surfactant: 2-Butanol is often used to synthesize various types of surfactants, including detergents, emulsifiers, wetting agents, etc., due to its hydrophobic (long carbon chain) and hydrophilic (hydroxyl) properties. These surfactants can reduce the surface tension between water and oil, improve cleaning efficiency, or be used as emulsion stabilizers in industrial processes.

Solvent: Due to its good solubility and relatively low toxicity and volatility, 2-Butanol is used as a solvent, especially in solvent systems that require moderate polarity, for dissolving resins, greases, dyes, pesticides and others organic compounds.

Defoaming agent: In certain industrial processes, such as fermentation, coating production and pulp manufacturing, 2-Butanol and its derivatives can be used as defoaming agents to reduce or eliminate harmful foam and improve production efficiency and product quality.

Industrial additives: In industries such as plastics, rubber, and textile processing, 1-octanol is used as an additive or auxiliary to improve the processing performance of materials, enhance the stability and durability of products, or act as a lubricant to reduce friction.

Pesticide formulation: In pesticide formulations, 1-octanol acts as a co-solvent or synergist to help the active ingredients better penetrate and adhere to the plant surface and improve the efficacy.

Cosmetics and personal care products: In the cosmetics industry, 1-octanol is used as a fragrance fixative, emulsion stabilizer and humectant to help improve the sensory properties and stability of products.

Pharmaceutical industry: As one of the raw materials for organic synthesis, 2-Butanol participates in the synthesis of certain drug intermediates, or is directly used as a component in drug formulations, such as in the preparation of specific sustained-release drug systems.

Lubricating oil additives: In lubricating oil formulas, 2-Butanol can improve the low-temperature fluidity and high-temperature stability of lubricating oil and extend the service life of mechanical parts.

2-Butanol Outstanding Applications in Cosmetics

Molecular structure: The chemical formula of 2-Butanol is C8H18O, which is a linear saturated alcohol. The molecule contains an eight-carbon chain and a terminal hydroxyl (-OH) functional group. This structure gives it specific physical and chemical properties.
Physical properties: It is a colorless to light yellow liquid with a slight mellow aroma, a density of about 0.827 g/mL, a melting point of about -15°C, and a boiling point of about 196°C. These properties determine its use in specific Liquid state and volatility at temperature.
Solubility: 1-Octanol has low solubility in water, but has good miscibility in most organic solvents, which makes it an ideal organic solvent and reaction medium.
Chemical stability: 1-Octanol is relatively stable under normal temperatures and pressures and is not prone to oxidation or decomposition reactions, making it suitable for long-term storage and use.

Excellent solvent properties: As a medium polar solvent, 2-Butanol can effectively dissolve a variety of organic substances, including resins, greases, dyes, etc., and is suitable for various chemical synthesis and processing processes.
Low toxicity and environmental adaptability: Compared with some highly polar or highly toxic solvents, 1-Octanol has lower toxicity and environmental risks, and is more in line with safety and environmental protection requirements.
Additive function: In the plastics, rubber, coating and other industries, 1-Octanol can be used as an additive to improve the processing properties of materials, such as improving fluidity, reducing viscosity, improving surface properties, etc.
Flavors and fragrances: In the field of flavors and fragrances, 1-Octanol, as a component of synthetic fragrances, can provide a specific mellow base and increase the complexity and persistence of flavors.
Surfactant precursor: 1-Octanol is an important raw material for the synthesis of nonionic surfactants, such as alcohol ethers prepared through ethoxylation reactions, which are widely used in detergents, emulsifiers and other fields.
Agricultural applications: In pesticide formulations, it serves as a co-solvent and synergist to improve the dispersion and adhesion of pesticides and enhance their efficacy.


Shi, L., Yang, H., Li, Q., Qin, X. (2014). Isolation and Characterization of s-Butanol Tolerant Microorganisms. In: Zhang, TC., Ouyang, P., Kaplan, S., Skarnes, B. (eds) Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Applied Biotechnology (ICAB 2012). Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol 250. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37922-2_111

As a company specializing in the production and supply of 2-Butanol raw materials, we are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and preferential prices. We have rich experience and technology to ensure product quality and stable supply. No matter where you are, we can provide you with the 2-Butanol raw materials you need to support your production and research and development.

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Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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