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C2875

Sigma-Aldrich

Octanoic acid

≥99%

Synonym(s):
Acid C8, Caprylic acid
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)6COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
144.21
Beilstein:
1747180
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.25

biological source

Elaeis guineensis

Quality Level

vapor density

5 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 78 °C)

assay

≥99%

form

liquid

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.)

functional group

carboxylic acid

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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General description

Octanoic acid is an eight carbon fatty acid, which is found in palm, coconut oil and milk. It is used to treat candidiasis and bacterial infections. Octanoic acid has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is used in nutritional supplementation.

Application

Octanoic acid has been used:
  • as a precipitating agent for the purification of antibodies(2)(4)
  • to accelerate β-oxidation for the formation of acetyl-coA akin
  • to increase the rate of astrocyte ketogenesis
  • in chemical 1,1′-carbonyldiimidazole (CDI) coupling of carboxylic acids to coenzyme A (CoA)

Packaging

10, 100, 500 mL in glass bottle
1 L in glass bottle

Pictograms

Corrosion

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

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

Storage Class Code

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

230.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

> 110 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Certificate of Origin

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