Capric Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Capric Acid Properties

Capric Acid

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Capric acid is a saturated fatty acid. The term capric acid arises from the Latin "capric" which pertains to goats due to their olfactory similarities. Capric acid occurs naturally in coconut oil and palm kernel oil, as well as in the milk of various mammals and to a lesser extent in other animal fats. It is used in organic synthesis and industrially in the manufacture of perfumes, lubricants, greases, rubber, dyes, plastics, food additives and pharmaceuticals.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystals with strong smell
Boiling Point 269 °C
CAS Number 334-48-5
Density 0.893 g/cm3
EINECS Number 206-376-4
HS Code 29159080
IUPAC Name Decanoic Acid
InChI 1S/C10H20O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10(11)12/h2-9H2,1H3,(H,11,12)
Melting Point 31.6 °C
Molar Mass 172.26 g/mol
Molecular Formula C10H20O2
RTECS Number HD9100000
Related Compounds Decanol;Decanal
Solubility Immiscible
Synonyms Capric Acid;n-Capric Acid;n-Decanoic Acid;Decylic Acid;n-Decylic Acid uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X