Octanal

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Octanal
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Names
IUPAC name
Octanal
Other names
Caprylic aldehyde
Octanaldehyde
Aldehyde C-8
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.004.259
UNII
Properties
C8H16O
Molar mass 128.21204
Appearance Colorless or lightly yellow liquid
Density 0.821 g/cm3
Melting point 12 to 15 °C (54 to 59 °F; 285 to 288 K)
Boiling point 171 °C (340 °F; 444 K)
Slightly soluble
Hazards
Flash point 51 °C (124 °F; 324 K)
Related compounds
Related aldehydes
Heptanal

Nonanal

Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Octanal is the organic compound, an aldehyde, with the chemical formula CH3(CH2)6CHO. A colorless fragrant liquid with a fruit-like odor, it occurs naturally in citrus oils. It is used commercially as a component in perfumes and in flavor production for the food industry, it is usually produced by hydroformylation of heptene and the dehydrogenation of 1-octanol.[1]

Octanal can also be referred to as caprylic aldehyde or aldehyde C-8.

References[edit]

  • Silberberg, 2006, Principles of Chemistry
  • Octanal
  1. ^ Christian Kohlpaintner; Markus Schulte; Jürgen Falbe; Peter Lappe; Jürgen Weber (2005), "Aldehydes, Aliphatic", Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, doi:10.1002/14356007.a01_321.pub2