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Octanoic acid

analytical standard

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Synonym(s):
Acid C8, Caprylic acid
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)6COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
144.21
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1747180
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

grade

analytical standard

Quality Level

vapor density

5 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 78 °C)

assay

≥99.5% (GC)

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.428 (lit.)
n20/D 1.428

bp

237 °C (lit.)
237-238 °C

mp

15-17 °C (lit.)

density

0.91 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
flavors and fragrances
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

functional group

carboxylic acid

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

room temp

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

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W279927

Octanoic acid

vibrant-m

W279900

Octanoic acid

vibrant-m

O3907

Octanoic acid

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable, gas chromatography (GC): suitable

technique(s)

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technique(s)

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technique(s)

-

format

neat

format

-

format

-

format

-

grade

analytical standard

grade

FG, Fragrance grade, Kosher, natural

grade

FG, Fragrance grade, Halal, Kosher

grade

-

vapor density

5 (vs air)

vapor density

5 (vs air)

vapor density

5 (vs air)

vapor density

5 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 78 °C)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 78 °C)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 78 °C)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 78 °C)

General description

Octanoic acid is a medium chain saturated fatty acid (MCFA). It is a nutrient present in dairy products and specific oils like palm kernel and coconut oils.
This substance is listed on the positive list of the EU regulation 10/2011 for plastics intended to come into contact with food.

Find all available reference materials for compounds listed in 10/2011 here

application

Octanoic acid may be used as a reference standard in quantification of the analyte in plasma and brain homogenate by high-performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection.
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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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