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1 Decanol

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Formula  C10H22O
Density  830 kg/m³
Molar mass  158.28 g/mol
Appearance  Viscous liquid
1-Decanol 1Decanol CAS 112301 803463

1 decanol


1-Decanol is a straight chain fatty alcohol with ten carbon atoms and the molecular formula C10H22O. It is a colorless to light yellow viscous liquid that is insoluble in water and has an aromatic odor. The interfacial tension against water at 20 °C is 8.97 mN/m.

Contents

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Production

1-Decanol 1decanol C10H22O ChemSynthesis

Decanol can be prepared by the hydrogenation of decanoic acid, which occurs in modest quantities in coconut oil (about 10%) and palm kernel oil (about 4%). It may also be produced synthetically via the Ziegler process.

Uses

1-Decanol 2Ethyl1decanol C12H26O ChemSpider

Decanol is used in the manufacture of plasticizers, lubricants, surfactants and solvents. Its ability to permeate the skin has led to it being investigated as a penetration enhancer for transdermal drug delivery.

Safety

Like other medium chain fatty alcohols, 1-decanol is able to permeate the skin which can lead to irritation.

1-Decanol 2Methyl1decanol C11H24O ChemSpider
1-Decanol 1DECANOL C10H22O PubChem

References

1-Decanol Wikipedia


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