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
Bond Count25
Aromatic Bond Count0

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB04519 
NameCaprylic acid
Groupsinvestigational
DescriptionCaprylic acid is an eight-carbon chain fatty acid, also known systematically as 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
  • ácido octanoico
  • Acidum octanocium
  • Acidum octanoicum
  • Octoic acid
  • Kaprylsäure
Categories
  • Acids, Acyclic
  • Fatty Acids
  • Lipids
  • OAT1/SLC22A6 inhibitors
  • OAT3/SLC22A8 Inhibitors
CAS number124-07-2

Drug Targets

NameTarget SequencePharmacological ActionActions
3-oxoacyl-[acyl-carrier-protein] synthase 1MKRAVITGLGIVSSIGNNQQEVLASLREGRSGITFSQELKDSGMRSHVWG...unknown
Acyl-CoA thioesterase IMMNFNNVFRWHLPFLFLVLLTFRAAAADTLLILGDSLSAGYRMSASAAWP...unknown
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alphaMVDTESPLCPLSPLEAGDLESPLSEEFLQEMGNIQEISQSIGEDSSGSFG...unknown
Solute carrier family 22 member 6MAFNDLLQQVGGVGRFQQIQVTLVVLPLLLMASHNTLQNFTAAIPTHHCR...unknowninhibitor
Solute carrier family 22 member 8MTFSEILDRVGSMGHFQFLHVAILGLPILNMANHNLLQIFTAATPVHHCR...unknowninhibitor
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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