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Methyl octanoate

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Synonym(s):
Caprylic acid methyl ester, Methyl caprylate
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)6COOCH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
158.24
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1752270
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

assay

99%

form

liquid

refractive index

n20/D 1.417 (lit.)

bp

194-195 °C (lit.)

solubility

water: insoluble

density

0.877 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

CCCCCCCC(=O)OC

InChI

1S/C9H18O2/c1-3-4-5-6-7-8-9(10)11-2/h3-8H2,1-2H3

InChI key

JGHZJRVDZXSNKQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Methyl octanoate is a saturated organic compound that belongs to the class of fatty acid methyl ester (FAMEs). It can be prepared by the esterification of octanoic acid with methanol in the presence of an acid catalyst.

Application

Methyl octanoate can be used as:
  • A reactant to prepare C7 and C8 hydrocarbons by catalytic decarboxylation/decarbonylation reactions in the presence of Pt/Al2O3 catalyst.
  • A component of biodiesel −bioethanol surrogate fuel model to study its kinetics of oxidation.

Storage Class

10 - Combustible liquids

wgk_germany

WGK 1

flash_point_f

179.6 °F - closed cup

flash_point_c

82 °C - closed cup

ppe

Eyeshields, Gloves, type ABEK (EN14387) respirator filter


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