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Octanoic acid

analytical standard

Synonym: Acid C8, Caprylic acid

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Quality Level   100
grade   analytical standard
vapor density   5 (vs air)
vapor pressure   1 mmHg ( 78 °C)
assay   ≥99.5% (GC)
form   neat
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
application(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.)
Featured Industry   Cleaning Products
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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

Description

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.

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.

Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS05  GHS05
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
UN 3265 8 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
RTECS 
RH0175000
Flash Point(F) 
230.0 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
> 110 °C - closed cup
Protocols & Articles

Articles

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