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Heptanol (Heptyl Alcohol)

Production:

Hydrogenation of heptaldehyde with nickel catalysts will yield heptyl alcohol. The optimum conditions found for quantitative conversion of heptaldehyde to heptyl alcohol are temperature 100C, nickel catalyst concentration 2% based on heptaldehyde (w/w), hydrogen pressure -145 psig and reaction time of about 1 hour.

Applications:

  • Used as chemical intermediates for:
  • Perfumes and flavours (with fruit taste)
  • Polymer plasticizer
  • Used in toilet preparations and detergents.

 Specifications:

Synonyms: Amyl methyl carbinol, 5-heptyl alcohol, heptan-2-ol, methyl amyl carbinol, 1-methylhexanol

CAS Number

543-49-7

Molecular Formula

C7H16O

Appearance

Colourless Liquid

Boiling Point

160 162oC

Density (g/cm3)

0.817

Flash Point

64oC