Undecanol

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Undecanol[1]
Skeletal formula
Space-filling formula
Identifiers
CAS number 112-42-5 YesY
PubChem 8184
ChemSpider 7892 N
UNII 06MJ0P28T3 N
ChEMBL CHEMBL444525 N
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Properties
Molecular formula C11H24O
Molar mass 172.31 g/mol
Appearance Colorless liquid
Density 0.8298 g/mL
Melting point 19 °C (66 °F; 292 K)
Boiling point 243 °C (469 °F; 516 K)
Solubility in water Insoluble
Solubility in Ethanol and diethyl ether Soluble
Hazards
Flash point >82 °C
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Undecanol, also known by its IUPAC name 1-undecanol or undecan-1-ol, and by its trivial names undecyl alcohol and hendecanol, is a fatty alcohol. Undecanol is a colorless, water insoluble liquid of melting point 19 °C and boiling point 243 °C.

Industrial uses and production[edit]

It has a floral citrus like odor, and a fatty taste and is used as a flavoring ingredient in foods. It is commonly produced by the reduction of 1-undecanal, the analogous aldehyde.[2]

Natural occurrence[edit]

1-Undecanol is found naturally in many foods such as fruits (including apples and bananas), butter, eggs and cooked pork.[3]

Toxicity[edit]

Undecanol can irritate the skin, eyes and lungs. Ingestion can be harmful, with the approximate toxicity of ethanol.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 60th Edition, 1980
  2. ^ Burdock, George A. (1997). Encyclopedia of Food and Color Additives. CRC Press. p. 2879. ISBN 978-0-8493-9416-4. 
  3. ^ Burdock, George A. (1997). Encyclopedia of Food and Color Additives. CRC Press. p. 2879. ISBN 978-0-8493-9416-4. 
  4. ^ MSDS Safety Sheet

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