1-Hexanol

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IUPAC name 1-Hexanol
Identifiers
CAS number 111-27-3
SMILES CCCCCCO
Properties
Molecular formula C6H14O
Molar mass 102.17 g/mol
Density 0.8136 g/cm³
Melting point

-52 °C

Boiling point

156.4 °C

Hazards
Flash point 63 °C
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

1-Hexanol is an alcohol with a six carbon chain and the molecular formula of CH3(CH2)5OH. It is a colorless liquid that is slightly soluble in water, but miscible with ether and ethanol. Two additional isomers of hexanol exist, 2-hexanol and 3-hexanol, which differ by the location of the alcohol functional group. Many isomeric alcohols have the formula C6H13OH.

In one preparation, 1-pentene is hydroformylated and the resulting hexanal is subsequently hydrogenated.

1-Hexanol is a component of the odour of freshly mowed grass.

References

de:Hexanol fi:Heksanoli



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