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Versatic™ Acid 10: Your Safer* High-performance Alternative to 2‑Ethylhexanoic Acid

Versatic™ Acid 10 is the chemical intermediate of choice to safeguard businesses affected by the 2‑ethylhexanoic acid reclassification and subsequent regulatory actions.

Hazardous reclassification of 2‑ethylhexanoic acid and its salts

2‑ethylhexanoic acid and most of its salts have been reclassified as Reprotoxic Category 1B by the Risk Assessment Committee of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) taking effect November 2023.

Possible consequences for users of these materials include reclassification of derived products, loss of certification, and prohibition of use.

Versatic Acid 10 as an alternative to 2‑ethylhexanoic acid

Versatic Acid 10 is not classified as a hazardous product (per Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008). Following the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), there are no specific risk phrases for Versatic Acid 10.

 2‑Ethylhexanoic acid
CAS No.: 149-57-5
REACH C&L 23rd November 2023
Versatic Acid 10
(Neodecanoic acid)
CAS No.: 26896-20-8
ClassificationReproductive toxicity Category 1B Not classified
 LabelingDanger (signal word)

No signal word

Versatic Acid 10 is an already proven and commercially available alternative to 2‑ethylhexanoic acid in a broad series of applications.

Versatic Acid 10 benefits

Versatic Acid 10 is a synthetic sterically hindered carboxylic acid with a long and highly branched alkyl chemical structure.

Structure_VersaticAcid without background

R1 + R2 = 7 carbon atoms

Benefits include:

  • High hydrophobicity
  • Excellent hydrolytic stability
  • Enhanced heat and chemical resistance
  • Improved processing & compatibility

Versatic Acid 10 applications

Versatic Acid 10 is the ideal chemical intermediate to produce:

  • Dryers for Alkyd Paints and Inks
  • PVC Heat Stabilizers
  • Metal-based Catalysts for Polyurethane Foams

The unique performance profile of Versatic Acid 10 over other carboxylic acids serves a growing application market that covers: tire adhesion promoters, fuel additives, metal working fluids, antifreeze, bitumen emulsifying agents, esters for solvents or lubricants, cosmetics, personal care, detergents, metal extraction, polymerization initiators, and more.

Versatic Acid 10 is just one of the specialty products within our broader portfolio of Versatic Acids and Derivatives, which is comprised of a range of unique chemical intermediates and building blocks.


Dryers for Alkyd Paints and Inks


PVC Heat Stabilizers


Metal-based Catalysts for Polyurethane Foams

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