| Preferred IUPAC name
| Other names
|3D model (Jmol)|| Interactive image|
|Molar mass||144.26 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||−6 °C (21 °F; 267 K)|
|Boiling point||214 °C (417 °F; 487 K)|
|Flash point||96 °C (205 °F; 369 K)|
|Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):|
LD50 (median dose)
| 3560 mg/kg (oral, rat)|
4680 mg/kg (dermal, rabbit)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|(what is ?)|
Nonanol occurs naturally in the orange oil. The primary use of nonanol is in the manufacture of artificial lemon oil. Various esters of nonanol, such as nonyl acetate, are used in perfumery and flavors.
1-Nonanol shares similar toxicological properties to those of other primary alcohols. It is poorly absorbed through the skin and is severely irritating to the eyes. Vapors can be damaging to the lungs, causing pulmonary edema in severe cases. Oral exposure results in symptoms similar to those of ethanol intoxication, and like ethanol consumption, can cause liver damage.