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IUPAC name Decanal
Other names Decyl aldehyde, caprinaldehyde
CAS number 112-31-2
PubChem 24894127
Molecular formula C10H20O
Molar mass 156.2
Appearance colourless liquid
Density 0.83 g/mL
Boiling point

207-209 °C

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

Infobox disclaimer and references

Decanal is an organic compound with the chemical formula C9H19CHO. It is the simplest ten-carbon aldehyde. Decanal occurs naturally and is used in fragrances and flavoring.[1] Decanal occurs in nature and is an important component in citrus along with octanal, citral, and sinensal.

Decanal can be prepared by oxidation of the related alcohol decanol. [2]


For safety information see the MSDS.[3]


  1. ^ Rychlik, Schieberle & Grosch Compilation of Odor Thresholds, Odor Qualities and Retention Indices of Key Food Odorants, Lichtenbergstraße, Germany, 1998.
  2. ^ R. W. Ratcliffe (1988). "Oxidation with the Chromiuim Trioxide-Pridine Complex Prepared in situ: 1- Decanal". Org. Synth.; Coll. Vol. 6: 373. 
  3. ^
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