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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.

Additional recommended knowledge

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. 
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