Agent Name

n-Heptanal

Alternative Name

n-Heptylaldehyde

CAS Number

111-71-7

Formula

C7-H14-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

n-Heptylaldehyde; Aldehyde C-7; Enanthal; Enanthaldehyde; Enanthic aldehyde; Enanthole; Heptaldehyde; Heptanal; Heptanal (natural); Heptanaldehyde; Heptyl aldehyde; Heptylaldehyde; Oenanthal; Oenanthaldehyde; Oenanthic aldehyde; Oenanthol; [ChemIDplus] UN3056

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Colorless liquid with a strong fruity odor; Hygroscopic; [Hawley] Clear faintly yellow-green liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

A plant volatile found in various essential oils, fruits, and other natural sources; Used in flavors and fragrances and to make other chemicals; [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] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A severe eye irritant; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.52 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 18,400 mg/m3/4h

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