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1-Heptanol

1-Heptanol
Skeletal formula
Space-filling model
Names
IUPAC name
Heptan-1-ol
Other names
Heptyl alcohol
n-Heptyl alcohol
Enanthic alcohol
Identifiers
 Y
ChEMBL  Y
ChemSpider  Y
Jmol-3D images Image
PubChem
UNII  Y
Properties
C7H16O
Molar mass 116.20 g·mol−1
Density 0.8187 g/cm3
Melting point −34.6 °C (−30.3 °F; 238.6 K)
Boiling point 175.8 °C (348.4 °F; 449.0 K)
1.423
Thermochemistry
-4637.9 kJ/mol
Hazards
NFPA 704
2
2
0
Flash point 76 °C (169 °F; 349 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
 Y  (: Y/N?)

1-Heptanol is an alcohol with a seven carbon chain and the structural formula of CH3(CH2)6OH.[1] It is a clear colorless liquid that is very slightly soluble in water, but miscible with ether and ethanol.

Overview

There are three other isomers of heptanol that have a straight chain, 2-heptanol, 3-heptanol, and 4-heptanol, which differ by the location of the alcohol functional group.

Heptanol is commonly used in cardiac electrophysiology experiments to block gap junctions and increase axial resistance between myocytes. Increasing axial resistance will decrease conduction velocity and increase the heart's susceptibility to reentrant excitation and sustained arrhythmias.

1-Heptanol has a pleasant smell and is used in cosmetics for its fragrance.

See also

References

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