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Octanoic acid, 98+%, Alfa Aesar™

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2500mL
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124-07-2
C8H16O2
144.214
MFCD00004429
WWZKQHOCKIZLMA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
caprylic acid, n-octanoic acid, octylic acid, n-caprylic acid, octoic acid, n-octylic acid, n-octoic acid, neo-fat 8, 1-heptanecarboxylic acid, enantic acid
379
CHEBI:28837
octanoic acid
CCCCCCCC(=O)O
124-07-2
C8H16O2
144.214
MFCD00004429
WWZKQHOCKIZLMA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
caprylic acid, n-octanoic acid, octylic acid, n-caprylic acid, octoic acid, n-octylic acid, n-octoic acid, neo-fat 8, 1-heptanecarboxylic acid, enantic acid
379
CHEBI:28837
octanoic acid
CCCCCCCC(=O)O
Applications
Octanoic acid is used in the production of esters, which finds application in perfumery and also dyes manufacture. It is used as a food contact surface sanitizer in commercial food handling, as a dietary supplement and as disinfectant in health care facilities, recreational facilities, livestock premises and industrial facilities. Its acid chloride is used in the synthesis of perfluorooctanoic acid.

Solubility
Misicible with alcohol, chloroform, ether, carbon disulfide, petroleum ether and acetonitrile.Slightly miscible with water.

Notes
Incompatible with bases, oxidizing agents and reducing agents.
pH 4
Density 0.91
Refractive Index 1.4275
Melting Point 16°C to 17°C
Flash Point 132°C (269°F)
Odor Rancid
Quantity 10,000mL
Boiling Point 236°C to 238°C
Assay Percent Range >98%
Linear Formula CH3(CH2)6CO2H
UN Number UN3265
Beilstein 1747180
Merck Index 14,1765
Solubility Information Misicible with alcohol,chloroform,ether,carbon disulfide,petroleum ether and acetonitrile.Slightly miscible with water.
Formula Weight 144.21
Percent Purity ≥98%
Chemical Name or Material Octanoic acid
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GHS H Statement
H314-H318-H302
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
Harmful if swallowed.

P260-P264b-P271-P280-P301+P330+P331-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P363-P501c

H314-H335

DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.

EINECSNumber : 204-677-5

RTECSNumber : RH0175000

TSCA : Yes

Recommended Storage : Ambient temperatures