Aldehyde C-10

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Decanal commonly named Aldehyde C-10 in the perfume world, is an aldehyde with a strong citrus scent, closely resembling the fresh aroma of oranges. It is widely used in perfumery to impart a clean, bright citrus note, enhancing the freshness and vibrancy of fragrance compositions.

Predominantly used to add a zesty, fresh citrus character to fragrances, suitable for a wide range of scent profiles, including colognes, floral blends, and fresh, aquatic compositions.

IUPAC Name: decanal
CAS Number: 112-31-2
Molecular Formula: C10H20O
Molecular Weight: 156.26 g/mol
Boiling Point: 117.0 to 120.0 °C (at 0.02 mm Hg)
Melting Point: -16.6 °C (2.2 °F)
Class: Aldehyde
Use/s: Scent
1: Decanal 2: Decyl aldehyde 3: Caprinaldehyde 4: Capraldehyde 5: Decanaldehyde 6: n-Decyl aldehyde 7: Capric aldehyde 8: 1-Decanal 9: DECALDEHYDE
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Scent: Citrus, Floral-Orange
Scent profile
Scent profiles are inherently subjective and can significantly differ among individuals, and may also be influenced by the conditions at the time of evaluation. The information provided here is a synthesis of data from diverse sources, including books, cross-references, artificial intelligence analyses, and chemical research sites, aiming to present a comprehensive overview. We've distilled this information to highlight the most frequently observed scent profiles for each molecule or compound, offering a generalized perspective.

1: Citrus, Fresh, Bright
2: Citrus, Orange, Waxy, Fresh
3: Fatty, citrusy, with a strong orange peel and soapy character


Aldehyde C-10 Mass Spectrometry