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CAS Number: 629-78-7Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:211-108-4
Nikkaji Web:J1.703E
Beilstein Number:1738898
XlogP3:8.80 (est)
Molecular Weight:240.47392000
Formula:C17 H36
BioActivity Summary:listing
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Category:fragrance agents
US / EU / FDA / JECFA / FEMA / FLAVIS / Scholar / Patent Information:
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Physical Properties:
Assay: 97.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity:0.77700 @ 25.00 °C.
Refractive Index:1.43600 @ 20.00 °C.
Melting Point: 20.00 to 22.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 299.00 to 302.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure:0.002000 mmHg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Vapor Density:8.3 ( Air = 1 )
Flash Point: 300.00 °F. TCC ( 148.89 °C. )
logP (o/w): 9.369 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 0.0002938 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
CosIng:cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: perfuming agents
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
Heptadecane 95%
EMD Millipore
For experimental / research use only.
Penta International
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
Sigma-Aldrich: Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
Heptadecane 99%
For experimental / research use only.
Heptadecane >99.0%(GC)
Vigon International
Heptadecane 99%
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
European information :
Most important hazard(s):
Xn - Harmful.
R 65 - Harmful: may cause lung damage if swallowed.
S 02 - Keep out of the reach of children.
S 24/25 - Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S 36 - Wear suitable protective clothing.
S 62 - If swallowed, do not induce vomiting: seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label.
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
intravenous-mouse LDLo 9821 mg/kg
Acta Pharmacologica et Toxicologica. Vol. 37, Pg. 56, 1975.

Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
fragrance agents
RIFM Fragrance Material Safety Assessment: Search
IFRA Code of Practice Notification of the 49th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice
Recommendation for heptadecane flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
EPI System: View
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Toxicology Citations:Search
EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):629-78-7
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :12398
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:3
EPA/NOAA CAMEO:hazardous materials
RTECS:MI3550000 for cas# 629-78-7
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:629-78-7
Pubchem (cid):12398
Pubchem (sid):134976585
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2011 (pdf)
Videos:The Periodic Table of Videos
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(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
Golm Metabolome Database:Search
KEGG (GenomeNet):C01816
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):HMDB59830
Export Tariff Code:2901.10.5000
Typical G.C.
VCF-Online:VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
Potential Blenders and core components note
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Potential Uses:
None Found
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
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 cassie absolute @ 0.51%
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 herniaria incana lam. oil greece @ 0.40%
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 ketaki flower oil india @ 0.30%
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 marjoram pot oil turkey @ 0.00-0.18%
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 narcissus absolute @ 0.01%
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 thyme oil red CO2 extract @ 0.27%
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 witch hazel leaf oil @ 0.31%
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PubMed:Production of rhamnolipid surfactant and its application in bioscouring of cotton fabric.
PubMed:Cyanobacterial aldehyde deformylase oxygenation of aldehydes yields n-1 aldehydes and alcohols in addition to alkanes.
PubMed:Surface assembly and nanofabrication of 1,1,1-tris(mercaptomethyl)heptadecane on Au(111) studied with time-lapse atomic force microscopy.
PubMed:Surface freezing and molecular miscibility of binary alkane-alkane and fluoroalkane-alkane liquid mixtures.
PubMed:Comparative genomic analyses of the cyanobacterium, Lyngbya aestuarii BL J, a powerful hydrogen producer.
PubMed:Chemical composition of volatiles from Opuntia littoralis, Opuntia ficus-indica, and Opuntia prolifera growing on Catalina Island, California.
PubMed:Rapid analysis of Fructus forsythiae essential oil by ionic liquids-assisted microwave distillation coupled with headspace single-drop microextraction followed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
PubMed:Ionic-liquid-assisted microwave distillation coupled with headspace single-drop microextraction followed by GC-MS for the rapid analysis of essential oil in Dryopteris fragrans.
PubMed:Methyl oleate deoxygenation for production of diesel fuel aliphatic hydrocarbons over Pd/SBA-15 catalysts.
PubMed:Production of aviation fuel via catalytic hydrothermal decarboxylation of fatty acids in microalgae oil.
PubMed:Bacterial community response to petroleum hydrocarbon amendments in freshwater, marine, and hypersaline water-containing microcosms.
PubMed:A 'low-level' chemotaxonomic analysis of the plant family Apiaceae: the case of Scandix balansae Reut. ex Boiss. (tribe Scandiceae).
PubMed:Evidence for surfactant production by the haloarchaeon Haloferax sp. MSNC14 in hydrocarbon-containing media.
PubMed:Constructing droplet interface bilayers from the contact of aqueous droplets in oil.
PubMed:Petrodiesel-like straight chain alkane and fatty alcohol production by the microalga Chlorella sorokiniana.
PubMed:Molecular study of dietary heptadecane for the anti-inflammatory modulation of NF-kB in the aged kidney.
PubMed:Enhancement of the spectral selectivity of complex samples by measuring them in a frozen state at low temperatures in order to improve accuracy for quantitative analysis. Part II. Determination of viscosity for lube base oils using Raman spectroscopy.
PubMed:Chemometric profile of root extracts of Rhodiola imbricata Edgew. with hyphenated gas chromatography mass spectrometric technique.
PubMed:Propionates and acetates of chiral secondary alcohols: novel sex pheromone components produced by a lichen moth Barsine expressa (Arctiidae: Lithosiinae).
PubMed:Guatemalan potato moth Tecia solanivora distinguish odour profiles from qualitatively different potatoes Solanum tuberosum L.
PubMed:An insect-specific P450 oxidative decarbonylase for cuticular hydrocarbon biosynthesis.
PubMed:A quick method for identifying radiolytic hydrocarbons in low-fat-containing food.
PubMed:Mathematical modeling of the biodegradation of residual hydrocarbon in a variably-saturated sand column.
PubMed:Transitions from functionalization to fragmentation reactions of laboratory secondary organic aerosol (SOA) generated from the OH oxidation of alkane precursors.
PubMed:3-fluoro- and 3,3-difluoro-3,4-dideoxy-KRN7000 analogues as new potent immunostimulator agents: total synthesis and biological evaluation in human invariant natural killer T cells and mice.
PubMed:Mass culture of Botryococcus braunii Kutz. under open raceway pond for biofuel production.
PubMed:Rapid detection of radiation-induced hydrocarbons in cooked ham.
PubMed:Rapid recognition of irradiated dry-cured ham by on-line coupling of reversed-phase liquid chromatography with gas chromatography and mass spectrometry.
PubMed:Chemical composition, cytotoxicity effect and antimicrobial activity of Ceratonia siliqua essential oil with preservative effects against Listeria inoculated in minced beef meat.
PubMed:The effect of pressure on the phase transition behavior of tridecane, pentadecane, and heptadecane: a Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy study.
PubMed:Detection of formate, rather than carbon monoxide, as the stoichiometric coproduct in conversion of fatty aldehydes to alkanes by a cyanobacterial aldehyde decarbonylase.
PubMed:Conformational searching using a population-based incremental learning algorithm.
PubMed:Hydrothermal decarboxylation and hydrogenation of fatty acids over Pt/C.
PubMed:Dose-dependent changes of chemical attributes in irradiated sausages.
PubMed:Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oils of Tripleurospermum disciforme in three developmental stages.
PubMed:Comparison of radiation-induced hydrocarbons for the identification of irradiated perilla and sesame seeds of different origins.
PubMed:Adsorption and emulsification properties of amphiphilic poly(styrene-co-octadecyl maleamic acid salt) with comb-like architecture.
PubMed:Immunotoxicity activity of 2,6,10,15-tetrame-heptadecane from the essential oils of Clerodendron trichotomum Thunb. against Aedes aegypti L.
PubMed:Secondary organic aerosol formation from high-NO(x) photo-oxidation of low volatility precursors: n-alkanes.
PubMed:Effects of immunotoxic activity of the major essential oil of Angelica purpuraefolia Chung against Aedes aegypti L.
PubMed:Isolation of hydrocarbon-degrading extremely halophilic archaea from an uncontaminated hypersaline pond (Camargue, France).
PubMed:Effects of volatile components and ethanolic extract from Eclipta prostrata on proliferation and differentiation of primary osteoblasts.
PubMed:Chemical composition of French mimosa absolute oil.
PubMed:Thermal stability of mono-, bis-, and tris-chelating alkanethiol films assembled on gold nanoparticles and evaporated "flat" gold.
PubMed:Intermediate-volatility organic compounds: a potential source of ambient oxidized organic aerosol.
PubMed:[Studies on chemical constituents of aerial roots of Ficus microcarpa].
PubMed:Saturated long-chain hydrocarbons from Annona squamosa L. bark.
PubMed:Preparation, characterization, and chemical stability of gold nanoparticles coated with mono-, bis-, and tris-chelating alkanethiols.
PubMed:Chrysomelidial in the opisthonotal glands of the oribatid mite, Oribotritia berlesei.
PubMed:Thermal diffusion and molecular diffusion values for some alkane mixtures: a comparison between thermogravitational column and thermal diffusion forced rayleigh scattering.
PubMed:Thermogravimetry coupled to single photon ionization quadrupole mass spectrometry: a tool to investigate the chemical signature of thermal decomposition of polymeric materials.
PubMed:Carbon pools and isotopic trends in a hypersaline cyanobacterial mat.
PubMed:Experimental study of the ferroelastic phase transition in urea/n-heptadecane composite.
PubMed:Emulsification properties of biosurfactant produced from Pseudomonas aeruginosa RB 28.
PubMed:Fast analysis of nicotine in tobacco using double-shot pyrolysis--gas chromatography--mass spectrometry.
PubMed:Solitary foraging in the ancestral South American ant, Pogonomyrmex vermiculatus. Is it due to constraints in the production or perception of trail pheromones?
PubMed:Study of the thermal diffusion behavior of alkane/benzene mixtures by thermal diffusion forced rayleigh scattering experiments and lattice model calculations.
PubMed:Surface vibrational structure at alkane liquid/vapor interfaces.
PubMed:Identification and production of n-8 odd-numbered polyunsaturated fatty acids by a delta12 desaturation-defective mutant of Mortierella alpina 1S-4.
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PubMed:Isolation and characterization of long-chain-alkane degrading Bacillus thermoleovorans from deep subterranean petroleum reservoirs.
PubMed:Exogenous application of jasmonic acid induces volatile emissions in rice and enhances parasitism of Nilaparvata lugens eggs by the parasitoid Anagrus nilaparvatae.
PubMed:Rat tissue and blood partition coefficients for n-alkanes (C8 to C12).
PubMed:Carbohydrate, glycolipid, and lipid components from the photobiont (Scytonema sp.) of the lichen, Dictyomema glabratum.
PubMed:Microcosm experiments of oil degradation by microbial mats.
PubMed:Rapid determination of volatile compounds emitted from Chimonanthus praecox flowers by HS-SPME-GC-MS.
PubMed:Antibacterial activity of volatile component and various extracts of Spirulina platensis.
PubMed:Determination of the carbon deficiency in the flame ionization detector response of long-chain fatty acid methyl esters and dicarboxylic acid dimethyl esters.
PubMed:Trace elements, organochlorines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins, and furans in lesser scaup wintering on the Indiana Harbor Canal.
PubMed:Analysis of radiation-induced hydrocarbons and 2-alkylcyclobutanones from dried shrimps (Penaeus aztecus).
PubMed:Fast analysis of nicotine related alkaloids in tobacco and cigarette smoke by megabore capillary gas chromatography.
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PubMed:Variability of lipid constituents of the coil cyanobacterium Microcoleus vaginatus from the Dead Sea basin and Negev desert.
PubMed:Influence of oxygen supply on heptadecane mineralization by Pseudomonas nautica.
PubMed:[Respiratory activity of bacteria Acinetobacter calcoaceticus TM-31 during assimilation of alkane hydrocarbons].
PubMed:Comparison of headspace techniques for sampling volatile natural products in a dynamic system.
PubMed:Enhancement of hydrolytic activity of sphingolipid ceramide N-deacylase in the aqueous-organic biphasic system.
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PubMed:Identification of arthritogenic adjuvants of self and foreign origin.
PubMed:Effect of high irradiance and iron on volatile odour compounds in the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa.
PubMed:Growth, natural relationships, cellular fatty acids and metabolic adaptation of sulfate-reducing bacteria that utilize long-chain alkanes under anoxic conditions.
PubMed:Stage and organ dependent effects of 1-O-hexyl-2,3,5-trimethylhydroquinone, ascorbic acid derivatives, n-heptadecane-8-10-dione and phenylethyl isothiocyanate in a rat multiorgan carcinogenesis model.
PubMed:Determination of potential migrants present in Nylon 'microwave and roasting bags' and migration into olive oil.
PubMed:Conformational analysis using distance geometry methods.
PubMed:[Analysis of the vol atiles from pigeon's excrement with capillary gas chromatography].
PubMed:Degradation of crude oil by Acinetobacter calcoaceticus and Alcaligenes odorans.
PubMed:Effects of some saturated n-alkanes on the survival of Escherichia coli resting cells in sea water.
PubMed:Enhanced biodegradation and emulsification of crude oil and hyperproduction of biosurfactants by a gamma ray-induced mutant of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
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PubMed:Olfactory responses of adult Amblyomma hebraeum and A. variegatum (Acari: Ixodidae) to attractant chemicals in laboratory tests.
PubMed:Leaf-cutting antAtta laevigata (Formicidae: Attini) marks its territory with colony-specific dufour gland secretion.
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PubMed:Microsomal preparation from an animal tissue catalyzes release of carbon monoxide from a fatty aldehyde to generate an alkane.
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PubMed:Metabolic accumulation of hydrocarbons by Acinetobacter species.
PubMed:Hydrocarbons in green and blue-green algae.
PubMed:Phospholipid composition and heat sensitivity in a thermophilic bacterium.
PubMed:Cellular fatty acids derived from normal alkanes by Candida rugosa.
PubMed:Metabolism of a n-paraffin, heptadecane, in rats.
PubMed:Effect of growth substrate on thermal death of thermophilic bacteria.
PubMed:Acetyl-coenzyme-A carboxylase of Candida lipolytica. 2. Regulation of cellular content and synthesis of the enzyme.
PubMed:Microbial assimilation of hydrocarbons. II. Intracytoplasmic membrane induction in Acinetobacter sp.
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PubMed:Petroleum hydrocarbons: uptake and discharge by the marine mussel Mytilus edulis.
PubMed:Microbial assimilation of hydrocarbons: identification of phospholipids.
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PubMed:Olefins of high molecular weight in two microscopic algae.
PubMed:Microbial assimilation of hydrocarbons. I. Fatty acids derived from normal alkanes.
PubMed:Esters produced from n-heptadecane by Micrococcus cerificans.
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