Normal octyl mercaptan

Product
key additives for radical polymerization processes

NOM (NORMAL OCTYL MERCAPTAN) is commonly used in the manufacturing process of various polymers (PMMA, PAN...).

 

Identity

CAS number
111-88-6
Chemical name
n-octanethiol
Common name
NOM

Properties

  • Density (20°C): 840kg/m3
  • Viscosity (20 °C): 1.33 mPa.s (cP)
  • Boiling point: 199 °C
  • Melting point: - 49 °C
  • Decomposition temperature: 400 °C
  • Flash point (closed cup): 70 °C
  • Vapour pressure (20°C): 0.3 mbar (hPa)
  • Vapour pressure (90°C): 17 mbar (hPa)
  • Refractive index (20°C)1.454

 

SOLUBILITY
NOM is not soluble in water, slightly soluble in light alcohols and soluble in aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons.

Geographic availability

Worldwide

Markets

  • Automotive and transportation
    • Polymer and rubber
  • Chemical and plastics industry
    • Polymer engineering
  • General industry
  • Packaging and Paper
    • Paper
    • Paper and board
    • Rigid packaging
    • Specialty paper
  • Paint, coatings and adhesives
    • Acrylic resins

Applications

  • Chain transfer agent
 
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