HEPTALDEHYDE ( C7H14O ) : CAS no. 111-71-7

COMMON NAME : n-Heptanal, n-Heptylic aldehyde, Oenanthol, Heptanaldehyde, Aldehyde C-7, Enanthal, Heptyl aldehyde, Enanthaldehyde

N-HEPTALDEHYDE is a colorless, oily liquid with a penetrating fruity odor. Insoluble in water and less dense than water. Hence floats on water. Flash point near 141°F. Used to make perfumes and pharmaceuticals.

Heptanal is found in allspice. Heptanal is found in essential oils of ylang-ylang, clary sage, California orange, bitter orange and others. Heptanal is a flavouring agent Heptanalor heptanaldehyde is an alkyl aldehyde with a strong fruity odor which is used as an ingredient in cosmetics, perfumes, and flavors. It can be obtained from castor oil by distillation under reduced pressure. Industrially, it is used in the manufacture of 1-heptanol and ethyl heptanoate

This is mainly used in perfumery in the form of its compound, like Jasmine aldehyde (alphaamyl cinnamic aldehyde) and coconut aldehyde. It is also used in the preparation of Heptyl Alcohol, Heptanoic Acid etc… Which have subsequent usages in various industries.It is a colorless liquid with a penetrating odour.

Physical Properties:

Molecular FormulaCH3(CH2)5CHO
CAS No111-71-7
Molecular Weight114.18
SolubilitySoluble in 3 volumes of 60 % Alcohol
Specific Gravity @ 25 / 25°C0.814 - .819
Refractive Index @ 20 °C1.412 - 1.420
Boiling Point152-154 °C
Acid Value6 max
Aldehyde Contents (By Oxime Method)92 %  min