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SAFC

Caprylic acid (Octanoic acid)

EMPROVE® EXPERT Ph Eur,NF

Synonym(s):
Caprylic acid (Octanoic acid)
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)6COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
144.21
MDL number:
EC Index Number:
204-677-5

Quality Level

Agency/Method

NF
Ph. Eur.

vapor pressure

0.05 hPa ( 20 °C)

product line

EMPROVE® EXPERT

autoignition temp.

>300 °C

potency

>2000 mg/kg LD50, oral (Rat)
>5000 mg/kg LD50, skin (Rabbit)

expl. lim.

1 % (v/v)

pH

4 (20 °C, 0.2 g/L in H2O)

bp

237 °C/1013 hPa

mp

16 °C

transition temp

flash point 130 °C

solubility

0.68 g/L

density

0.91 g/cm3 at 20 °C

Featured Industry

Pharmaceutical
biopharma process and formulation
liquid formulation

storage temp.

15-25°C

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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General description

Finding the right excipient that matches your needs as well as regulatory demands can be a complicated challenge in formulation. With our application know-how and regulatory expertise, we support you in every step of development, scale-up, and production.
As part of our Emprove® Program, our raw materials are offered with extensive documentation facilitating compliance of your pharma and biopharma product, full supply chain transparency and risk mitigation. Our SAFC® portfolio of high-quality products for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical formulation and production withstands strict quality control procedures and is produced according to applicable cGMP guidelines.

Application

Caprylic Acid also known as octanoic acid is widely used in the biopharma industry as a precipitation agent especially in purification of plasma derived therapeutics.
Due to its low microbial and endotoxin limits, Caprylic acid (Octanoic acid) Emprove® Expert is especially suitable for high-risk applications.

Legal Information

Emprove is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
SAFC is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Corrosion

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Danger

hcodes

Hazard Classifications

Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1C

Storage Class Code

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point F

230.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point C

> 110 °C - closed cup

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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