Agent Name

Octylaldehyde

Alternative Name

1-Octanal

CAS Number

124-13-0

Formula

C8-H16-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Octanal; Aldehyde C-8; Antifoam-LF; C-8 aldehyde; Caprylaldehyde; Caprylic aldehyde; Octaldehyde; Octanal; Octanal (natural); Octanal, tech.; Octanaldehyde; Octanoic aldehyde; n-Caprylaldehyde; n-Octaldehyde; n-Octanal; n-Octyl aldehyde; n-Octylal; Octyl aldehyde; Octyl aldehydes; [ChemIDplus] UN1191

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Colorless liquid with a fruity odor; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Found in rose and orange oils; Used in perfumes, flavors, and fragrances; Used to make linear alcohols; [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, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [CAMEO] A skin irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.18 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Octyl aldehydes."

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

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