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C1875

Sigma-Aldrich

Decanoic acid

≥98.0%

Synonym(s):
Acid C10, C10:0, Capric acid, 1-Nonanecarboxylic acid, NSC 5025
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)8COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
172.26
Beilstein:
1754556
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

Quality Level

biological source

plant

vapor pressure

15 mmHg ( 160 °C)

assay

≥98.0%

form

crystals

bp

268-270 °C (lit.)

mp

27-32 °C (lit.)

density

0.893 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

functional group

carboxylic acid

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

room temp

SMILES string

CCCCCCCCCC(O)=O

InChI

1S/C10H20O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10(11)12/h2-9H2,1H3,(H,11,12)

InChI key

GHVNFZFCNZKVNT-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Decanoic acid is a ten-carbon, saturated fatty acid. It is present in palm kernel, coconut fat and in milk fat.

Application

Decanoic acid is used in the preparation of ammonium decanoate (a surfactant) and for the preparation of disperse phase.

Packaging

100, 500 g in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Decanoic acid is helpful in the attenuation of oxidative stress. Decanoic acid in ketogenic diet is involved in mitochondrial biogenesis thereby enhancing the citrate synthase and complex I activity of electron transport chain.

Pictograms

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Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 3 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

296.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

147 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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