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IUPAC name 1-nonanol
Other names pelargonic alcohol
nonyl alcohol
n-nonyl alcohol
CAS number 143-08-8
Molecular formula C9H20O
Molar mass 144.26 g/mol
Density 0.8273 g/cm³
Melting point

-7 °C

Boiling point

215 °C

Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

1-Nonanol is a straight chain fatty alcohol with nine carbon atoms and the molecular formula CH3(CH2)8OH. It is a colorless to slightly yellow liquid with a citrus odor similar to citronella oil.

Nonanol occurs naturally in the oil of orange. The primary use of nonanol is in the manufacture of artificial lemon oil. Various esters of nonanol, such as nonyl acetate, are used in perfumery and flavors.


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