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Creation date2010-04-08 22:05:45 UTC
Update date2018-05-29 00:38:08 UTC
Primary IDFDB003336
Secondary Accession NumbersNot Available
Chemical Information
FooDB NameOctanoic acid
DescriptionWidespread in plant oils, free and as glyceridesand is also present in apple, banana, orange juice and peel, pineapple, cognac, calamus, blue cheeses, cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, feta cheese and other cheeses. Flavouring agent, defoamer, lubricant, binder and antimicrobial preservative in cheese wraps Caprylic acid is the common name for the eight-carbon saturated fatty acid known by the systematic name octanoic acid. It is found naturally in the milk of various mammals, and it is a minor constituent of coconut oil and palm kernel oil. It is an oily liquid that is minimally soluble in water with a slightly unpleasant rancid-like smell. Octanoic acid is found in many foods, some of which are salad, mango, ice cream, and anise.
CAS Number124-07-2
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
SynonymSource
1-Heptanecarboxylic acidChEBI
8:0ChEBI
Acide octanoiqueChEBI
acido OctanoicoChEBI
Acidum octanociumChEBI
Acidum octanoicumChEBI
C8:0ChEBI
CH3-[CH2]6-COOHChEBI
KaprylsaeureChEBI
N-Caprylic acidChEBI
N-Octanoic acidChEBI
N-Octoic acidChEBI
N-Octylic acidChEBI
OCTANOIC ACID (caprylIC ACID)ChEBI
OctansaeureChEBI
Octoic acidChEBI
Octylic acidChEBI
1-HeptanecarboxylateGenerator
CaprylateGenerator
N-CaprylateGenerator
N-OctanoateGenerator
N-OctoateGenerator
N-OctylateGenerator
OCTANOate (caprylate)Generator
OctoateGenerator
OctylateGenerator
Emery 657HMDB
Kortacid 0899HMDB
Lunac 8-95HMDB
Lunac 8-98HMDB
neo-Fat 8HMDB
neo-Fat 8SHMDB
Prifac 2901HMDB
Caprylic acid, cadmium saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, cesium saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, manganese saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, nickel(+2) saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, zinc saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, aluminum saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, barium saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, chromium(+2) saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, lead(+2) saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, potassium saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, tin(+2) saltMeSH
Sodium octanoateMeSH
Caprylic acid, 14C-labeledMeSH
Caprylic acid, lithium saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, ruthenium(+3) saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, sodium saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, sodium salt, 11C-labeledMeSH
Caprylic acid, tin saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, zirconium saltMeSH
Sodium caprylateMeSH
Caprylic acid, ammonia saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, calcium saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, cobalt saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, copper saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, copper(+2) saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, iridum(+3) saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, iron(+3) saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, lanthanum(+3) saltMeSH
Caprylic acid, zirconium(+4) saltMeSH
OctanoateMeSH
FA(8:0)HMDB
1-Octanoic acidbiospider
Acido octanoicoChEBI
Caprylic aciddb_source
Capryloatebiospider
Enantic acidbiospider
FEMA 2799db_source
Heptane-1-carboxylic aciddb_source
Neo-fat 8HMDB
Neo-fat 8SHMDB
Octic acidbiospider
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.91 g/LALOGPS
logP2.92ALOGPS
logP2.7ChemAxon
logS-2.2ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)5.19ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count2ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count1ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area37.3 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count6ChemAxon
Refractivity40.28 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability17.4 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC8H16O2
IUPAC nameoctanoic acid
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C8H16O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8(9)10/h2-7H2,1H3,(H,9,10)
InChI KeyWWZKQHOCKIZLMA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCCCCCCCC(O)=O
Average Molecular Weight144.2114
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight144.115029756
Classification
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as medium-chain fatty acids. These are fatty acids with an aliphatic tail that contains between 4 and 12 carbon atoms.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty acids and conjugates
Direct ParentMedium-chain fatty acids
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Medium-chain fatty acid
  • Straight chain fatty acid
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Physical stateLiquid
Physical DescriptionNot Available
Mass CompositionC 66.63%; H 11.18%; O 22.19%DFC
Melting PointMp 16°DFC
Boiling PointBp10 124°DFC
Experimental Water Solubility0.789 mg/mL at 30 oCYALKOWSKY,SH & DANNENFELSER,RM (1992)
Experimental logP3.05HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Experimental pKapKa 4.89 (25°)DFC
Isoelectric pointNot Available
ChargeNot Available
Optical RotationNot Available
Spectroscopic UV DataNot Available
Densityd204 0.91DFC
Refractive Indexn20D 1.4335DFC
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
ChemSpider ID370
ChEMBL IDCHEMBL324846
KEGG Compound IDC06423
Pubchem Compound ID379
Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI ID28837
Phenol-Explorer IDNot Available
DrugBank IDDB04519
HMDB IDHMDB00482
CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDCVZ57-B:CVZ57-B
EAFUS ID2753
Dr. Duke IDOCTOIC-ACID|CAPRYLIC-ACID|OCTANOIC-ACID|N-CAPRYLIC-ACID
BIGG ID48223
KNApSAcK IDC00001231
HET IDOCA
Flavornet ID124-07-2
GoodScent IDrw1009091
SuperScent IDNot Available
Wikipedia IDCaprylic acid
Phenol-Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
Duplicate IDSNot Available
Old DFC IDSNot Available
Associated Foods
FoodContent Range AverageReference
FoodReference
Biological Effects and Interactions
Health Effects / Bioactivities
DescriptorIDDefinitionReference
anti septic33281 A substance that kills or slows the growth of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoans.DUKE
candidicideDUKE
flavor48318 A substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell.DUKE
fungicide24127 A substance used to destroy fungal pests.DUKE
irritantDUKE
perfumery48318 A substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell.DUKE
pesticide25944 Strictly, a substance intended to kill pests. In common usage, any substance used for controlling, preventing, or destroying animal, microbiological or plant pests.DUKE
anti bacterial33282 A substance that kills or slows the growth of bacteria.CHEBI
Enzymes
NameGene NameUniProt ID
Peroxisomal carnitine O-octanoyltransferaseCROTQ9UKG9
Carnitine O-palmitoyltransferase 2, mitochondrialCPT2P23786
Mitochondrial carnitine/acylcarnitine carrier proteinSLC25A20O43772
Pathways
NameSMPDB LinkKEGG Link
Beta Oxidation of Very Long Chain Fatty AcidsSMP00052 map01040
Fatty Acid BiosynthesisSMP00456 Not Available
Mitochondrial Beta-Oxidation of Short Chain Saturated Fatty AcidsSMP00480 Not Available
MetabolismNot Available
BiosynthesisNot Available
Organoleptic Properties
Flavours
FlavorCitations
sweat
  1. Arn, H, Acree TE. “Flavornet: A database of aroma compounds based on odor potency in natural products”. Developments in Food Science 40 (1998): 27. doi:10.1016/S0167-4501(98)80029-0
cheese
  1. Arn, H, Acree TE. “Flavornet: A database of aroma compounds based on odor potency in natural products”. Developments in Food Science 40 (1998): 27. doi:10.1016/S0167-4501(98)80029-0
fatty
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
waxy
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
rancid
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
oily
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
vegetable
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
cheesy
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
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References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
General ReferenceNot Available
Content Reference— Saxholt, E., et al. 'Danish food composition databank, revision 7.' Department of Nutrition, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (2008).
— U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2008. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page.
— Duke, James. 'Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. United States Department of Agriculture.' Agricultural Research Service, Accessed April 27 (2004).
— Shinbo, Y., et al. 'KNApSAcK: a comprehensive species-metabolite relationship database.' Plant Metabolomics. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2006. 165-181.