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Dissociation constant

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No experimental result is available for the commercial product nonanol, branched and linear. The properties of the linear isomer are expected to give a preliminary indication of the approximate value. The pKa of nonan-1-ol is predicted to be 15.8 using a reliable freely-available method. 

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No measured data for dissociation constant of nonan-1-ol were available. The pKa value (normal conditions) was predicted using SPARC.

While the hydroxyl group is ionisable, aliphatic alcohols are extremely weak acids and only dissociate under strongly basic conditions. In the range of pH usually considered relevant to the human body and environment, i.e. pH 2-9, 1-nonanol will be non-ionised. There is no need to conduct further testing.