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Fatty acid


DATA No : DFA0008 INFORMANT : Tetsuyuki Kobayashi

NAME : Octanoic acid

COMMON NAME: Caprylic acid / Octylic acid
SYMBOL: Oco / C8:0
FORMULA: C8H16O2 MOL.WT (average) : 144.211


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BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
MELTING POINT:16.7degC

BOILING POINT:239.7degC

REFRACTIVE INDEX:1.4285 at 20degC

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DENSITY:d4-20 0.910

SOLUBILITY:very slightly soluble in water (0.068g/100g at 20degC); freely soluble in alcohol, chloroform, ether, carbon disulfide, petroleum ether and glacial acetic acid.(Ref. 0347)
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SOURCE
Butterfat;palm-kernel oils
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REFERENCES
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AUTHOR:Markley, K. S., et. al. 1960 Fatty Acids : Their Chemistry, Properties, Production,and Uses. Ed.2. Interscience, New York. v.1, pp.23-249
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