CAS No: 103-23-1
Dioctyl adipate, or DOA, is an oily liquid that is most frequently used as a plasticizer for PVC. It’s light in color and may be used in combination with other plasticizers or by itself. DOA is soluble in oil but not water. Because of its low cost, suitable properties and manufacturing by many companies, DOA goes by many names, including bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate and adipic acid di(2-ethylhexyl) ester.
DOA is most commonly used as a plasticizer thanks to its extreme flexibility, low temperature and good electrical properties. It also has a strong resistance to weathering and good heat stability. There are many uses for DOA, but you’re most likely to find it being used as clear films for food packaging.
What Makes DOA a Great Plasticizer:
Dioctyl adipate is an effective plasticizer that provides the utmost flexibility and stability at low temperatures. In its solid state, the organic compound is a clear liquid that can be easily added to other plasticizers such as DOP and DOTP. It’s also compatible with nitrocellulose, ethyl cellulose, high-butyryl cellulose acetate butyrates and most synthetic rubbers.
The key attributes of DOA are as follows:
Flexibility at low temps
Good electrical properties
Strong resistance to weathering
Good heat stability
Blendable with other plasticizers
Compatible with most rubber materials
No special handling required
Uses for Dioctyl Adipate:
Dioctyl adipate is a versatile compound that has many uses. Here are some of the applications that you can find DOA in.
Clear films for food packaging
Articles made from PVC
Hydraulic fluid in capacitors
Dielectric fluid in capacitors
Solvent in glowsticks
Unfilled garden hoses
Dioctyl adipate is a colorless liquid that is available in bulk and drum packaging from Silver Fern Chemical. Though DOA does not require special handling, always follow the best practices for industrial hygiene and safety. This includes wearing protective equipment, avoiding contact with the eyes and avoiding skin contact. Also work in a well-ventilated area to avoid breathing in vapors.
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