Chemical Component Summary

NameOCTANOIC ACID (CAPRYLIC ACID)
Identifiersoctanoic acid
FormulaC8 H16 O2
Molecular Weight144.21
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESCCCCCCCC(O)=O
InChIInChI=1S/C8H16O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8(9)10/h2-7H2,1H3,(H,9,10)
InChIKeyWWZKQHOCKIZLMA-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count26
Chiral Atom Count0
Chiral Atomsn/a
Bond Count25
Aromatic Bond Count0
Leaving AtomsO2

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB04519 Different stereochemistry
NameCaprylic acid
Groupsexperimental
DescriptionCaprylic 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-like smell that is minimally soluble in water.
Synonyms
  • capryloate
  • Caprylsaeure
  • Enantic acid
  • Kaprylsaeure
  • n-caprylic acid
Categories
  • Acids, Acyclic
  • Carboxylic Acids
  • Fatty Acids
  • Lipids
  • Organic Chemicals
CAS number124-07-2
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682