- Chemical Name:
- n-Octanoic Acid or Fatty Acid C8
- Product Details & Information
Caprylic acid is also called n-octanoic acid or fatty acid C8. It is a short-chain, saturated fatty acid present in vegetable oils and certain animal milks — one of the reasons for its name, which is etymologically related to the Latin word for goat.
Acme-Hardesty is the only oleochemical manufacturer offering 100-percent vegetable-based caprylic acid. All of our short-chain fatty acids are derived from palm oil. As a result, we can offer a certified-kosher product that is not tested on animals and does not pose a risk of harboring BSE/TSE.
- Uses & Applications
Flavor And Fragrance: To Manufacture Esters Used in the Production of Perfumes and Artificial Flavorings
Food and Beverage: Natural Antimicrobial Ingredient in Sanitizers for Food Contact Surfaces and Equipment, Particularly in Meat Processing Plants, Breweries and Wineries
Lubricants and Greases: Manufacture of Synthetic Lubricants, Hydraulic Fluids and Refrigerant Lubricant
Metal Working Fluids: Solubilizer for Mineral Oils
What Is Caprylic Acid Used For?
Caprylic acid's primary use is as a fragrance and flavoring agent in perfumes and food products. In addition to this, it has strong antimicrobial properties, which make it an excellent surface disinfectant. As a result, it is often used in food and beverage processing plants and healthcare facilities. Caprylic acid also serves as a solubilizer for mineral oils and is an ingredient in various synthetic lubricants. In recent years, caprylic acid has gained some popularity as a dietary supplement, as well.
- Grades and Forms Available
What Makes Acme-Hardesty Caprylic Acid Different?
Acme-Hardesty caprylic acid is exceptionally pure — minimum 99-percent C8 — and completely vegetable-based. We offer it in liquid form and ship it in drums or isotanks. As with all of our products, it is GMO-free, REACH-registered and contains no common allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, gluten and dairy.
You can store our product for up to a year in room temperature conditions. For detailed storage instructions, download the caprylic acid MSDS.
The Sustainable Choice in Oleochemicals
For more than 70 years, Acme-Hardesty has been at the forefront of oleochemical manufacturing. We were one of the first chemical manufacturers to embrace sustainable practices and, to this day, we remain the only company offering vegetable-based liquid caprylic acid. Learn more about our environmental policies and production techniques.
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- Shelf Life
One Year from Date of Manufacture when stored according to MSDS recommendations
- INCI Name
|Acid Value||383 – 390||AOCS Te 1a-64|
|Saponification Value||384 – 391||AOCS Tl 1a-64|
|Iodine Value||0.5 max||AOCS Tg 1a-64|
|Titer, °C||14 – 17||AOCS Tr 1a-64|
|Color, Lovibond 5.25”||5.0Y / 0.5R||AOCS Cc 13b-45|
|Fatty Acid Composition, %||—||—|
|C6||1.0 max||AOCS Ce 2-66 & Ce 1-62|
|C8||99 min||AOCS Ce 2-66 & Ce 1-62|
|C10||1.0 max||AOCS Ce 2-66 & Ce 1-62|