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Undecanol



Undecanol[1]
IUPAC name Undecan-1-ol or
1-Undecanol
Other names Undecanol
Undecyl alcohol
1-Hendecanol
Molecular formula C11H24O
Identifiers
CAS number 112-42-5
PubChem 8184
SMILES OCCCCCCCCC
Properties
Molar mass 172.31 g/mol
Appearance Colorless liquid
Density 0.8298 g/mL
Melting point

19 °C, 292 K, 66 °F

Boiling point

243 °C, 516 K, 469 °F

Solubility in water Insoluble
Solubility in Ethanol and diethyl ether Soluble
Hazards
Flash point >82 °C
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

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.

Additional recommended knowledge

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.[2]

Natural occurrence

1-Undecanol is found naturally in many foods such as fruits (including apples and bananas), butter, eggs and cooked pork.[3]

References

  1. ^ CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 60th Edition, 1980
  2. ^ Burdock, George A. (1997). Encyclopedia of Food and Color Additives. CRC Press, 2879. ISBN 9780849394164. 
  3. ^ Burdock, George A. (1997). Encyclopedia of Food and Color Additives. CRC Press, 2879. ISBN 9780849394164. 
 
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