What is Nonanal?

Molecular Formula:C9H18O

Molecular Weight:142.23862 g/mol

Appearance:Colourless liquid

Density:0.827

Melting point: −18 °C (0 °F; 255 K)

Boiling point:   191 °C (376 °F; 464 K)

Solubility in water: Insoluble

Nonanal, aswell alleged nonanaldehyde, pelargonaldehyde or Aldehyde C-9, is an alkyl aldehyde. A colourless, adipose liquid, nonanal is a basic of perfumes. Although it occurs in several accustomed oils, it is produced commercially by hydroformylation of 1-octene.

Nonanal has been articular as a admixture that attracts Culex mosquitoes. Nonanal acts synergistically with carbon dioxide.

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