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Octanols are alcohols with the formula C8H17OH. A simple and important member is 1-octanol, with an unbranched chain of carbons. Other commercially important octanols are 2-octanol and 2-ethylhexanol.

There are 89 possible isomers of octanol.[citation needed] Some octanols occur naturally in the form of esters in some essential oils.[1]


  1. ^ "Octanol". Human Metabolome Database. Retrieved 29 December 2019.