Dodecanal

Dodecanal, also known as lauraldehyde or dodecyl aldehyde, is an organic compound with the chemical formula CH3(CH2)10CHO. This colourless liquid is a component of many fragrances. It occurs naturally in citrus oils, but commercial samples are usually produced from dodecanol by dehydrogenation.[2]

Dodecanal
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Names
IUPAC name
Dodecanal
Other names
Lauraldehyde; Dodecyl aldehyde
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
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UNII
  • InChI=1S/C12H24O/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13/h12H,2-11H2,1H3
    Key: HFJRKMMYBMWEAD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • InChI=1/C12H24O/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13/h12H,2-11H2,1H3
    Key: HFJRKMMYBMWEAD-UHFFFAOYAZ
  • O=CCCCCCCCCCCC
Properties
C12H24O
Molar mass 184.323 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid[1]
Density 0.83 g cm−3[1]
Melting point 12 °C (54 °F; 285 K)[1]
Boiling point 257 °C (495 °F; 530 K)[1]
Hazards
Irritant Xi Dangerous for the Environment (Nature) N
Flash point 114 °C (237 °F; 387 K)[1]
Related compounds
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Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Record in the GESTIS Substance Database of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  2. ^ Christian Kohlpaintner; Markus Schulte; Jürgen Falbe; Peter Lappe; Jürgen Weber. "Aldehydes, Aliphatic". Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. doi:10.1002/14356007.a01_321.pub2.