Octanal Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Octanal Properties


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Octanal is an naturally occuring aldehyde. It is a fairly combustible liquid. It is used commercially as a component in perfumes and in flavor production for the food industry.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless or lightly yellow liquid
Boiling Point 171 °C
CAS Number 124-13-0
ChEBI 17935
Density 0.821 g/cm3
EINECS Number 204-683-8
IUPAC Name Octanal
InChI 1S/C8H16O/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9/h8H,2-7H2,1H3
Melting Point 12-15 °C
Molar Mass 128.21204 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H16O
RTECS Number RG7780000
Refractive n20/D 1.421
Solubility Slightly soluble
Synonyms Caprylic Aldehyde;Octanaldehyde;Aldehyde C-8;n-Octaldehyde; n-Caprylaldehyde; n-Octylal;n-Octanal