- 1- Heptylakohol
0.82 g · cm -3
-34 ° C
175 ° C.
15 Pa ( 20 ° C)
Very poor in water (1 g · l-1 at 20 ° C)
1.424 (20 ° C)
500 mg · kg -1 ( LD50, rat, oral)
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1- heptanol ( heptanol short; synonymously 1- Heptylakohol ) is a chemical compound of the substance group of alkanols. In addition to the 1- heptanol, there are other isomers, such as the 2- heptanol, 3- heptanol and 4- heptanol.
Production and representation
Mainly 1- heptanol is produced by reduction of heptanal by hydrogen addition:
In addition, 1- heptanol comes to small amounts in crude oil.
1- heptanol is a colorless, slightly flammable liquid with a characteristic odor, which is sparingly soluble in water. The refractive index is 1.42326 ( at 22.4 ° C and D - line of sodium light ).
1- heptanol is used in the perfume industry as an additive for carnations and jasmine scents. It is used as a solvent for linseed oil, shellac, and as a diluent for resins and celluloses.
The vapors of 1- heptanol can form (70 ° C, ignition temperature 275 ° C flash point) with air to form an explosive mixture.