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Octanoic Acid (BP, Ph. Eur.) pharma grade

Caprilic Acid

Assay (Acidim.) calc. a.d.s.: 99.0-100.5%
Code
192786
CAS
124-07-2
Molecular Formula
CH3-(CH2)6-COOH
Molar mass
144.21 g/mol

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192786.1215
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192786.1215
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10 l
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molecule for: Octanoic Acid (BP, Ph. Eur.) pharma grade
Melting Point:
16.5 °C
Boiling Point:
239 °C
Density:
0.910 kg/l
Solubility:
water 0.68 g/l at 20 °C
Refractive Index:
40/D 1.4285
Physical Description:
liquid
Product Code:
192786
Product Name:
Octanoic Acid (BP, Ph. Eur.) pharma grade
Quality Name:
pharma grade
Specifications:
Assay (Acidim.) calc. a.d.s.: 99.0-100.5%
Identity according to Pharmacopoeias:: passes test
Density 20/20: 0.909-0.912

Maximum limit of impurities
Residue on ignition (as SO4): 0.1 %
Appearance:
Clear: =< Reference suspension I or =<3NTU
Color: =< Reference solution Y5
Related substances (G.C.)
Individual: 0.3 %
Total: 0.5 %
Residual solvents (Ph.Eur.curr.ed.). excluded by manufacturing process.
Water (H2O): 0.7 %
Hazard pictograms
  • GHS05 Hazard
UN:
3265
Class/PG:
8/III
ADR:
8/III
IMDG:
8/III
IATA:
8/III
WGK:
1
Storage:
Room Temperature.
Signal Word:
Danger
GHS Symbols:
GHS05
H Phrases:
H314
H412
P Phrases:
P260
P264
P280
P301+P330+P331
P303+P361+P353
P501
P304+P340
P305+P351+P338
P310
P321
P338
P363
P405
P273
Master Name:
Octanoic Acid
Synonyms Long Text:
Caprilic Acid
EINECS:
204-677-5
CS:
29159070
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Comments

Caprylic acid is the common name for octanoic acid, a carboxylic acid and saturated fatty acid. Like caproic acid and capric acid, the name derives from the Latin capra or caper for goat or billy goat.

Occurrence and production
Caprylic acid is found as a triglyceride (glycerol triester) in coconut oil or fat at about 5-9%, in butter at about 1.2%. Also as a triglyceride, caprylic acid is found in goat butter, milk, palm oil, wine fusel oil, meat products, seafood and cheese. It is found in high concentrations in the seed oils of several species of cuphea (Cuphea spp.) and elm (Ulmus spp.). It is also found as a free acid in apples, bananas and strawberries. During the ripening process, it is metabolized in strawberries to 1-octanol and its esters, which form the main aroma components. It is also found in sage (Salvia sclarea), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), melons, such as watermelon (Citrullus lanatus), melon (Cucumis melo), ginger (Zingiber officinale), noni (Morinda citrifolia), roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa), cashew nuts (Anacardium occidentale), elderberry (Sambucus nigra) and European columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris).

This carboxylic acid is produced synthetically from octanol or octanal by oxidation. Biotechnological production with bacteria (Escherichia coli) and yeasts (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is also possible, although not yet on an economically relevant scale.

Properties
Caprylic acid is a colorless oil in its pure state, with a slight rancid odor and taste. It has a melting point of 16.5 °C and boils at 237 °C. It is poorly soluble in water, but is miscible with many organic solvents. Its salts and esters are called caprylates or octanoates. Caprylic acid is irritating to the eyes and skin.

Use
Octanoic acid is used in the production of soaps, dyes, natural insecticides, fungicides and antiseptic drugs.

It is also used in insect sprays and is advertised as a "natural product" as it is not a classic insecticide. It acts by dissolving the chitinous shell of insects, causing them to die.

It is used medicinally against fungal infections (candidiasis) and some bacterial infections.