Octanoic Acid

art: ch124-07-2
Formula C8H16O2
Molar mass 144.214 g/mol
CAS number 124-07-2
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Octanoic Acid is a colorless to light yellow liquid with a mild odor. Burns, but may be difficult to ignite. Corrosive to metals and tissue. Octanoic Acid is a saturated medium-chain fatty acid with an 8-carbon backbone. Octanoic acid is found naturally in the milk of various mammals and is a minor component of coconut oil and palm kernel oil. Caprylic acid is the common name for the eight-carbon straight chain fatty acid known by the systematic name octanoic acid. It is found naturally in coconuts and breast milk. It is an oily liquid with a slightly unpleasant rancid taste that is minimally soluble in water. Caprylic acid is used commercially in the production of esters used in perfumery and also in the manufacture of dyes.

Molar mass
144.214 g/mol
CAS Number
0.910 g/cm3
≥99% Reagent


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