Caprylic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Caprylic Acid Properties

Caprylic Acid

Caprylic Acid Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Caprylic Acid 3D Structure-Molecule Struture
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Caprylic acid is the common name for the eight-carbon saturated fatty acid. It is found naturally in the milk of various mammals, and it is a minor constituent of coconut oil and palm kernel oil. It is used commercially in the production of esters used in perfumery and also in the manufacture of dyes. It is also used in the treatment of some bacterial infections. It is an antimicrobial pesticide used as a food contact surface sanitizer in commercial food handling establishments on dairy equipment, food processing equipment, breweries, wineries, and beverage processing plants. It is also used as disinfectant in health care facilities, schools/colleges, animal care/veterinary facilities, industrial facilities, office buildings, recreational facilities, retail and wholesale establishments, livestock premises, restaurants, and hotels/motels. In addition, caprylic acid is used as an algaecide, bactericide, and fungicide in nurseries, greenhouses, garden centers, and interiorscapes on ornamentals.

Chemical Properties

Acidity 4.89
Appearance Oily colorless liquid
Boiling Point 237 °C
CAS Number 124-07-2
ChEBI 28837
Density 0.910 g/cm3
EINECS Number 204-677-5
IUPAC Name Octanoic Acid
InChI 1S/C8H16O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8(9)10/h2-7H2,1H3,(H,9,10)
Melting Point 16.7 °C
Molar Mass 144.21 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H16O2
NFPA 704 H-3,F-0,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number RH0175000
Refractive n20/D 1.428
Solubility 0.68 g/l
Synonyms 1-Heptanecarboxylicacid;Caprylic Acid;Edenor C 8-98-100;Emery 657;Kortacid 0899;Lunac 8-95;Lunac 8-98;NAA 82;NSC 5024;Neo-Fat 8;Neo-Fat 8S;Octylic Acid;Prifac 2901;n-Caprylic Acid;n-Octanoic Acid;n-Octoic Acid;n-Octylic 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