Isol. from various plant oils esp. Citrus spp.. Also present in kumquat peel oil, cardamom, coriander, caraway and other herbs. Flavouring agent, used in artificial citrus formulations Octanal is a substrate for Fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase and Alcohol dehydrogenase.; Octanal is an aldehyde with the chemical formula C8H16O. It occurs natuarally as a colorless or lightly yellow tinged liquid with a fruit-like odor. It is a fairly combustible liquid. It is used commercially as a component in perfumes and in flavor production for the food industry.

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