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.
Lauraldehyde; Dodecyl aldehyde
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||184.323 g·mol−1|
|Density||0.83 g cm−3|
|Melting point||12 °C (54 °F; 285 K)|
|Boiling point||257 °C (495 °F; 530 K)|
|Flash point||114 °C (237 °F; 387 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
- Record in the GESTIS Substance Database of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
- 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.
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