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C2875 Sigma-Aldrich

Octanoic acid

≥99%

Synonym: Acid C8, Caprylic acid

  • CAS Number 124-07-2

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)6COOH

  • Molecular Weight 144.21

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1747180

  •  EC Number 204-677-5

  •  MDL number MFCD00004429

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24892539

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Properties

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vapor density   5 (vs air)
vapor pressure   1 mmHg ( 78 °C)
InChI Key   WWZKQHOCKIZLMA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥99%
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.)

Description

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

1 L in glass bottle

10, 100, 500 mL in glass bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS05  GHS05
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
UN 3265 8 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
1
Flash Point(F) 
>230 °F
Flash Point(C) 
>110 °C

Documents

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Protocols & Articles

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