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Title: 1-Octanol
CAS Registry Number: 111-87-5
Additional Names: Caprylic alcohol
Molecular Formula: C8H18O
Molecular Weight: 130.23
Percent Composition: C 73.78%, H 13.93%, O 12.29%
Line Formula: CH3(CH2)6CH2OH
Literature References: Occurs in the form of esters in some essential oils. Prepd from the esterified products of coconut oil, the methyl caprylate being reduced by Na and alcohol.
Properties: Colorless liquid; penetrating, aromatic odor. d420 0.827. mp -17 to -16°. bp 194-195°. nD20 1.430. Insol in water. Miscible with alcohol, chloroform, ether.
Melting point: mp -17 to -16°
Boiling point: bp 194-195°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.430
Density: d420 0.827
Use: Manuf of perfumes and esters.

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