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Undecanol, also known by its IUPAC name 1-undecanol or undecan-1-ol, and by its trivial names undecyl alcohol and hendecanol, is a fatty alcohol. Undecanol is a colourless, water insoluble liquid of melting point 19 °C and boiling point 243 °C.
Industrial uses and production
It has a floral citrus like odor, and a fatty taste and is used as a flavoring ingredient in foods. It is commonly produced by the reduction of 1-undecanal, the analogous aldehyde.
1-Undecanol is found naturally in many foods such as fruits (including apples and bananas), butter, eggs and cooked pork.
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