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Octanal
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IUPAC name
Other names Caprylic aldehyde
Octanaldehyde
Aldehyde C-8
Identifiers
CAS number 124-13-0
PubChem 454
SMILES
Properties
Molecular formula C8H16O
Molar mass 128.21204
Appearance Colorless or lightly yellow liquid
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Octanal is an aldehyde with the chemical formula C8H16O. It occurs natuarally as a colorless or lightly yellow tinged liquid with a fruit-like odor. It is a fairly combustible liquid. It is used commercially as a component in perfumes and in flavor production for the food industry.

Octanal can also be referred to as caprylic aldehyde or aldehyde C-8. The structural formula for octanal CH3(CH2)6CHO, with a molecular weight of 128.22.

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