3D model (Jmol)
|Appearance||Colorless or lightly yellow liquid|
|Melting point||12 to 15 °C (54 to 59 °F; 285 to 288 K)|
|Boiling point||171 °C (340 °F; 444 K)|
|Flash point||51 °C (124 °F; 324 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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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.
Octanal can also be referred to as caprylic aldehyde or aldehyde C-8.
- Silberberg, 2006, Principles of Chemistry
- 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
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