Agent Name

Decaldehyde

CAS Number

112-31-2

Formula

C10-H20-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Decanal; 1-Decanal(mixed isomers); 1-Decyl aldehyde; Aldehyde C10; C-10 aldehyde; Capraldehyde; Capric aldehyde; Caprinaldehyde; Caprinic aldehyde; Decanal; Decanal (natural); Decanaldehyde; Decyl aldehyde; Decylic aldehyde; n-Decaldehyde; n-Decanal; n-Decyl aldehyde; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Colorless to light yellow liquid with an odor of citrus; [HSDB] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in flavors, fragrances, and to make synthetic citrus oils; [HSDB]

Comments

Category of C7-C9 aliphatic aldehydes and carboxylic acids: Members and supporting chemicals demonstrate low acute toxicity by oral, dermal, and inhalation exposures; toxicity in repeated-dose studies only at relatively high levels; no evidence of reproductive toxicity, developmental toxicity, or mutagenicity; [EPA ChAMP: Hazard Characterization] A skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.1 mm Hg

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