Octanoic Acid
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Octanoic Acid
Caprylic acid
n-Octanoic acid
1-Heptanecarboxylic acid
Anionic surfactants-Carboxylate
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C8H16O2
Molecular Weight: 144.21
Structural Formula
Appearance: colorless oily liquid.
Odor: pungent odor.
Solubility: slightly soluble in water, 30℃, 789mg/L[1]. soluble in ethanol, benzene.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: rat oral LD50: 10080mg/Kg;
mouse intravenous LD50: 600mg/Kg;
rabbit skin LD50: > 5000mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent lubricating, cleansing, dispersing, emulsifying, antibacterial, preservative abilities.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives*, %, ≥
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Widely used in preparation of dyes, medicines, spices, preservatives and fungicides.
Widely used in preparation of esters. esters can be used in personal care products, perfume, medicine.
Widely used in preparation of salts. salts can be used in personal care products, household cleaning products, catalyst, paints.
Drier in paint.
Metal extracting agent in mineral processing industry.
Cleansing agent, emulsifying agent in personal care products.
Lubricant, corrosion inhibitor in metal processing.
Use as preservative.
Update: 20131102(1);

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