3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||144.2545 g/mol|
|Boiling point||127 °C (261 °F; 400 K)|
|Flash point||73 °C (163 °F; 346 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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3-Methyl-3-octanol (systematically named 3-methyloctan-3-ol) is an organic compound with the chemical formula CH3(CH2)4C(CH3)(CH2CH3)OH (also written as C
20O). This simple tertiary alcohol is a clear colourless liquid under standard conditions, and is tasteless.
It is used in the food industry as a flavouring agent as it contributes to the flavour of roast beef. It is known to be biochemically produced by the Antrodia camphorata fungus. 3-Methyl-3-octanol is a chiral compound, with each isomer yielding a different flavour.
- Methyl n-amyl ketone, PubChem Database (NCBI/NIH)
- 3-Methyl-3-Octanol, Sigma-Aldrich
- Hsu, Chen-Ming; Peterson, Robert J.; Jin, Qi Zhang; Ho, Chi-Tang; Chang, Stephen S. (1 November 1982). "Characterization of new volatile compounds in the neutral fraction of roasted beef flavor". Journal of Food Science. 47 (6): 2068–2069. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2621.1982.tb12950.x. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
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