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Long chain aldehyde


DATA No : DLD0028 INFORMANT : Toshihide Suzuki

NAME : octanal

COMMON NAME: caprylaldehyde/caprylic aldehyde
SYMBOL:
FORMULA: C8H16O MOL.WT (average) : 128.212


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BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY
Skin and eye irritant. LD50(rat, orl) 5.63ml/kg(Ref. 0032)(Ref. 0118) LD50(rbt, skn) 6.35ml/kg(Ref. 0032)
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
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BOILING POINT:Bp 163.4deg/ Bp20 72deg(Ref. 0118)

REFRACTIVE INDEX:nd-26 1.4167(Ref. 0118)

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SOURCE
Isol. from various plant oils.(Ref. 0118)
CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS

METABOLISM
The lower unsubstituted aliphatic aldehydes are readily oxidized in the animal body to the corresponding fatty acids, which normally undergo oxidation and are eventially oxidized to carbon dioxide and water. (Ref. 0032)
GENETIC INFORMATION

NOTE
Flavouring agent, used in eau-de-cologne and artificial citrus formulations. Flammable.(Ref. 0118)
REFERENCES
[0032]
AUTHOR:Opdyke,D.L.J.
TITLE:Aldehyde C-8. PubMed ID:4716134
JOURNAL:Food Cosmet. Toxicol.
VOL:11 PAGE : 113 -114 (1973)
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[0118]
AUTHOR:Dictionary of Organic Compounds Sixth Edition, pp4926 (1996), Champan and Hall, London
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