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Octanoic acid

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natural, ≥98%, FG

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Synonym(s):
Acid C8, Caprylic acid
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)6COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
144.21
FEMA Number:
2799
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1747180
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
10c
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
8.010
NACRES:
NA.21

grade

FG
Fragrance grade
Kosher
natural

Quality Level

agency

follows IFRA guidelines
meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1223/2009
EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 872/2012
FDA 21 CFR 172.860
FDA 21 CFR 1722.210

vapor density

5 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 78 °C)

assay

≥98%

greener alternative product characteristics

Less Hazardous Chemical Syntheses
Use of Renewable Feedstocks
Learn more about the Principles of Green Chemistry.

refractive index

n20/D 1.428 (lit.)

bp

237 °C (lit.)

mp

15-17 °C (lit.)

density

0.91 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

food allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

greener alternative category

organoleptic

fatty; oily; waxy; vegetable; cheesy; rancid

SMILES string

CCCCCCCC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C8H16O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8(9)10/h2-7H2,1H3,(H,9,10)

InChI key

WWZKQHOCKIZLMA-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Octanoic acid natural, ≥98%, FG

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Octanoic acid

Octanoic acid ≥98%, FG

W279900

Octanoic acid

Octanoic acid ≥98%

O3907

Octanoic acid

Caprylic Acid (Octanoic Acid) Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

PHR1202

Caprylic Acid (Octanoic Acid)

organoleptic

fatty; oily; waxy; vegetable; cheesy; rancid

organoleptic

fatty; oily; vegetable; waxy; cheesy; rancid

organoleptic

-

organoleptic

-

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

no known allergens

fragrance allergen

-

fragrance allergen

-

food allergen

no known allergens

food allergen

no known allergens

food allergen

-

food allergen

-

assay

≥98%

assay

≥98%

assay

≥98%

assay

-

agency

follows IFRA guidelines, meets purity specifications of JECFA

agency

follows IFRA guidelines, meets purity specifications of JECFA

agency

-

agency

traceable to Ph. Eur. C0426000, traceable to USP 1091040

General description

Octanoic acid is a fatty acid mainly found in butter, edible oils and milk of various species.
We are committed to bringing you Greener Alternative Products, which adhere to one of the four categories of Greener Alternatives. This product is a Biobased product aligning with the principles of "Less Hazardous Chemical Syntheses" and "Use of Renewable Feedstocks" in Green Chemistry.

pictograms

Corrosion

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 3 - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1C

Storage Class

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

wgk_germany

WGK 1

flash_point_f

230.0 °F - closed cup

flash_point_c

> 110 °C - closed cup

ppe

Faceshields, Gloves, Goggles, type ABEK (EN14387) respirator filter


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Dielectric properties of edible oils and fatty acids as a function of frequency, temperature, moisture and composition
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