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technical grade, 90%

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technical grade

vapor density

0.71 (vs air)



autoignition temp.

482 °F

refractive index

n20/D 1.444 (lit.)


314.4 +/- 5.0 °C/760 mmHg (lit.)
179 °C/15 mmHg (lit.)
314.4 °C±5.0 °C/760 mmHg (lit.)


14-16 °C (lit.)


0.789 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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1-Octadecene has been commonly used as a non-coordinating solvent for growing nanoparticles and quantum dots due to its high boiling point. The 1-octadecene monolayer is a promising passivating coating in nanoelectronics due to its stability and chemical protection against oxidation, effects of acids and bases without altering the properties.


1 L in glass bottle
25 mL in glass bottle

Other Notes

Contains 2-octyl-1-decene, n-octadecane, 2-butyl-1-tetradecene, 2-hexyl-1-dodecene


Health hazard




Hazard Classifications

Asp. Tox. 1

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK Germany


Flash Point F

300.2 °F - closed cup

Flash Point C

149.00 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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  4. What is the physical appearance of Product O806, 1-Octadecene?

    Octadecene has a melting point of 14 - 16 °C, and can appear as a colorless liquid or a white semi-solid.

  5. With which solvents is Product O806, 1-Octadecene, miscible?

    Octadecene is soluble in alcohol, acetone, ether and petroleum (insoluble in water).

  6. How is Product O806, 1-Octadecene, used?

    One application for this product is the its use in creating quantum dots.

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