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2-Methylundecanal is an organic compound that belongs to the class of chemical compounds known as aldehydes. It is a colorless liquid with a strong, fruity odor and is primarily used in the flavor and fragrance industry.

Chemical Structure[edit | edit source]

The chemical structure of 2-Methylundecanal consists of a chain of 11 carbon atoms, with a methyl group attached to the second carbon atom and an aldehyde group at the end of the chain. The molecular formula for 2-Methylundecanal is C12H24O.

Properties[edit | edit source]

2-Methylundecanal is a colorless liquid at room temperature. It has a strong, fruity odor that is often described as apple-like or citrus-like. The compound is relatively stable under normal conditions, but it can react with oxidizing agents to form carboxylic acids.

Uses[edit | edit source]

The primary use of 2-Methylundecanal is in the flavor and fragrance industry. It is used as a flavoring agent in a variety of food products, including baked goods, candies, and beverages. In addition, it is used as a fragrance ingredient in soaps, detergents, and perfumes.

Safety[edit | edit source]

As with all chemicals, 2-Methylundecanal should be handled with care. It can cause skin and eye irritation, and prolonged exposure can lead to respiratory problems. Always use appropriate personal protective equipment when handling this compound.

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