Oleris® Bio-Based

The CAS number of sec-capryl alcohol is 123-96-6 .

Oleris® 2-Octanol is a branched C8 fatty alcohol. It is directly produced from vegetal chemistry. Indeed, this biobased alcohol is manufactured through a cracking process from ricinoleic acid, major component of castor oil. 


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Chemical name
Octan-2-ol, 2-Octanol, Capryl-alcohol, sec-Capryl-alcohol

2-Octanol in Lubricants and Fuels


Oleris® 2-Octanol is used as a green solvent for various resins intended for paints and coatings or adhesives sectors. 

It can also be employed as a defoamer in different processes and as an additive for lubricants.

Furthermore, the sec-Capryl alcohol can be used as a solvent in rare minerals extraction.




As an intermediate, the sec-Capryl alcohol can be used in synthesis of a wide range of plasticizers esters and surfactants. It can produce for example:

  • Alcohol alkoxylates and sulfates for detergency and personal care markets
  • Adipates, Sebacates, Palmitates, Stearates for applications in cosmetic, paints and coatings, plastic, paper, textile, etc…
  • Phtalates 
  • Acrylates and Maleates for coatings and adhesives markets
  • Salicylate, Myristate, Méthoxycinnamate for application in fragrances



Arkema is the world's largest producer of 2-Octanol.


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Choose Oleris® 2-Octanol from Arkema to ensure:

  • The 2-Octyl alcohol quality 
  • The supply-chain security
  • Arkema expertise on castor oil chemistry to support your company through every step of its projects

Geographic availability



  • Automotive and transportation
    • Lubricants
  • Chemical and plastics industry
    • Chemicals and plastics
  • Consumer goods
    • Detergency
    • Personal care
    • Textile and leather
  • Food industry and agrochemicals
    • Agrochemicals
  • General industry
    • Anti-foaming
    • Fragrance and flavours
    • Lubricants
    • Minerals processing
  • Oil and gas
    • Fuel additive intermediates
  • Packaging and Paper
    • Pulp and paper processing
  • Paint, coatings and adhesives
    • Adhesives
    • Esters
    • Inks
    • Paints and coatings
    • Resins


  • Agrochemicals
  • Cosmetics
  • Lubricant and fuel additives
  • Paint and coating
  • Pulp and paper processing
  • Solvents
  • Textile and leather

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