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2-Nonanol is an organic compound that belongs to the alcohol family. It is a colorless liquid that is used in the production of various chemicals and fragrances.

Chemical Structure[edit | edit source]

The chemical structure of 2-Nonanol consists of a nine-carbon chain (nonane) with an hydroxyl group (OH) attached to the second carbon atom. This structure is represented by the chemical formula C9H20O.

Properties[edit | edit source]

2-Nonanol is a colorless liquid at room temperature with a characteristic odor. It is slightly soluble in water but readily soluble in most organic solvents. It has a boiling point of 214-216 °C and a melting point of -54 °C.

Uses[edit | edit source]

2-Nonanol is primarily used as an intermediate in the production of other chemicals. It is also used in the formulation of perfumes and flavors, due to its characteristic odor. In addition, it is used as a solvent in various industrial applications.

Safety[edit | edit source]

Like many alcohols, 2-Nonanol is flammable and should be handled with care. It can cause irritation to the skin and eyes, and prolonged exposure can lead to more serious health effects.

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