Exxal™ alcohols

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Exxal alcohols are branched, primary alcohols that contain both even- and odd-numbered hydrocarbon chains, ranging from C8 to C13.

Our customers use Exxal alcohols to synthesize derivatives used in industrial applications:

  • Surfactants: industrial applications, enhanced oil recovery, mining
  • Polymer additives: stabilizers, antioxidants and flame retardants
  • Adhesives: acrylates
  • Lube and fuel additives
  • Lubricant esters

They are also used as solvents or co-solvents for coatings, inks and for metal extraction in mining.

High-purity Exxal alcohols exhibit reactivity typical of higher primary alcohols. Thanks to their branched structure, Exxal alcohols offer many performance advantages:

  • Low pour point: prohibits gel and wax formation, facilitates processing of alcohols and derivatives
  • Superior wetting power of derived surfactants: excellent candidates for resource extraction and nonylphenol substitution
  • Solvency: powerful co-solvents when used in coatings and inks, fully soluble in hydrocarbon fluids while enhancing their solvency power
  • Viscosity: wide viscosity ranges in synlubes

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