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ISOFOL 12

ISOFOL 12

ISOFOL 12 is a primary, saturated alcohol with defined branching of the carbon chain. It can be chemically described as 2-butyl-1-octanol and is also referred to as C12 Guerbet alcohol. It is used in personal care. ISOFOL 12 is a light emollient, solvent, basic material for the production of emollient esters. For documents specific to a region, please contact Sasol using the 'Request Document' button.
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Identification & Functionality

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Features & Benefits

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Applications & Uses

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Recommended Uses & Known Applications

ISOFOL Alcohols and their derivatives are used as raw materials and intermediates in many application areas including:

  • Lubricants – converted to esters having improved hydrolytic stability and lower pour points than linear counterparts.
  • Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals – an odorless ingredient of creams, lotions, and ointments.
  • Personal Care – sulfate derivative gives low foaming cleansing.

Properties

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Physical Form
Odor
Characteristic
Color
Colorless
Appearance
Clear colorless liquid
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Iodine Valuemax. 0.5mg I/100mg600-39
iC 12 OHmin. 97.0wt. %600-12a
Ester valuemax. 0.3mg KOH/g600-33
Acid numbermax. 0.05mg KOH/g600-31
Boiling Pointapprox. 243°C600-21
Flash pointapprox. 120°CDIN 51758
Molecular weightapprox. 186g/mol600-19
Hydroxyl value286 - 305mg KOH/g600-30
Water Contentmax. 0.1 wt. %DIN 51777
Color Valuemax. 10-EN ISO 6271-2
Melting rangemax. -30°C600-27
Refractive Indexapprox. 1.443nD20DIN 51423
Density (at 20°C)0.831 - 0.835g/mlDIN 51757
Viscosity (at 20°C)approx. 23mPa.s600-25

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Technical Details & Test Data

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Melting points of ISOFOL alcohols in comparison with linear NACOL alcohols

The ISOFOL alcohols C12 to C24 are liquid at ambient temperature, whereas corresponding linear and saturated alcohols are solid. While oleyl alcohol starts to solidify at approx. 10 °C, ISOFOL alcohol of similar chain lengths remains liquid  

Sasol ISOFOL 12 Melting points of ISOFOL alcohols  in comparison with linear NACOL alcohols

ISOFOL alcohol viscosity vs temperature

The temperature-dependant kinematic viscosity of ISOFOL alcohols is shown in Figure

Sasol ISOFOL 12 ISOFOL alcohol viscosity vs temperature

ISOFOL alcohol density vs temperature

Sasol ISOFOL 12 ISOFOL alcohol density vs temperature

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Storage & Handling

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Shelf Life
48 months
Storage And Handling

Precautions for safe handling 

Advice on safe handling

  • Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice
  • Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms

Advice on protection against fire and explosion

  • The product is flammable but not readily ignited. Normal measures for preventive fire protection.

Fire-fighting class

  • B: Fires involving liquids or liquid containing substances. Also includes substances which become liquid at elevated temperatures

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Storage class (TRGS 510)

  • 10-13: German Storage Class 10 to 13

Other data 

  • Stable under normal conditions.

Most Viewed Documents

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Cosmetics Formulary Brochure
Brochure
CERALUTION CC, COSMACOL ECI, COSMACOL ELI, COSMACOL EMI, MARLINAT 242/70 C, COSMACOL ESI, COSMACOL N II-9, ISOFOL 16, MARLINAT 242/90 MC, MARLOSOL PK 9040, NACOL 18-98, NAFOL 1618 H, NAFOL 1618, COSMACOL ETI, LIPOXOL 4000 MED SP, MARLOWET CG, COSMACOL ETLP, COSMACOL ECL, CERALUTION ES RSPO-MB, CERALUTION H RSPO-MB, COSMACOL EBL, COSMACOL N-II-9, COSMACOL OE, ISOFOL 12, ISOFOL 20, ISOFOL 24, PARAFOL 12 RSPO-MB, PARAFOL 16-97, PARAFOL 18-97, PARAFOL 22-95, ISOFOL 18T, GALENOL 1618 AE, NAFOL 1618 S, NACOL 16-99, ISOFOL 16, NAFOL 1822 B, NAFOL 1822 C, Sasol Decornel, Sasol 3971, MARLOSOL ST 9150 P, Softisan® 100, PARAFOL 12 RSPO-MB, PARAFOL 14 RSPO-MB
Brochure
Products: CERALUTION CC, COSMACOL ECI, COSMACOL ELI, COSMACOL EMI, MARLINAT 242/70 C, COSMACOL ESI, COSMACOL N II-9, ISOFOL 16, MARLINAT 242/90 MC, MARLOSOL PK 9040, NACOL 18-98, NAFOL 1618 H, NAFOL 1618, COSMACOL ETI, LIPOXOL 4000 MED SP, MARLOWET CG, COSMACOL ETLP, COSMACOL ECL, CERALUTION ES RSPO-MB, CERALUTION H RSPO-MB, COSMACOL EBL, COSMACOL N-II-9, COSMACOL OE, ISOFOL 12, ISOFOL 20, ISOFOL 24, PARAFOL 12 RSPO-MB, PARAFOL 16-97, PARAFOL 18-97, PARAFOL 22-95, ISOFOL 18T, GALENOL 1618 AE, NAFOL 1618 S, NACOL 16-99, ISOFOL 16, NAFOL 1822 B, NAFOL 1822 C, Sasol Decornel, Sasol 3971, MARLOSOL ST 9150 P, Softisan® 100, PARAFOL 12 RSPO-MB, PARAFOL 14 RSPO-MB
ISOFOL - Adding value to your Personal Care products
Brochure
ISOFOL 12, ISOFOL 18 E ALCOHOL, ISOFOL 20, ISOFOL 24, ISOFOL 18T, ISOFOL 16, ISOFOL 28
Brochure
Products: ISOFOL 12, ISOFOL 18 E ALCOHOL, ISOFOL 20, ISOFOL 24, ISOFOL 18T, ISOFOL 16, ISOFOL 28
ISOFOL 12 ALCOHOL Technical Data Sheet
Technical Data Sheet
ISOFOL 12
Technical Data Sheet
Products: ISOFOL 12
Isofol Guerbet Alcohols Brochure
Brochure
ISOFOL 12, ISOFOL 18 E ALCOHOL, ISOFOL 20, ISOFOL 24, ISOFOL 2426S, ISOFOL 32, ISOFOL 18T, ISOFOL 16, ISOFOL 28
Brochure
Products: ISOFOL 12, ISOFOL 18 E ALCOHOL, ISOFOL 20, ISOFOL 24, ISOFOL 2426S, ISOFOL 32, ISOFOL 18T, ISOFOL 16, ISOFOL 28
ISOFOL Based Monomers for Flexible Resins
Brochure
ISOFOL 12, ISOFOL 20, ISOFOL 24, ISOFOL 32, ISOFOL 16, ISOFOL 28
Brochure
Products: ISOFOL 12, ISOFOL 20, ISOFOL 24, ISOFOL 32, ISOFOL 16, ISOFOL 28
ISOFOL 12 Safety Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheet
ISOFOL 12
Safety Data Sheet
Products: ISOFOL 12

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