Caprylic/Capric Acid (C810)

Chemical Name:
Octanoic/Decanoic Acid
CAS#:
68937-75-7
  • Product Details & Information

    Acme-Hardesty caprylic/capric acid is a mixture of octanoic and decanoic short-chain fatty acids made entirely from vegetable oil sources. Our product typically consists of between 53 percent to 63 percent C8 and 36 percent to 47 percent C10. It is useful for many industrial processes and is shipped as a light-yellow liquid in convenient drums or isotanks.

    While conventional caprylic and capric acid can be obtained from both animal and vegetable sources, Acme-Hardesty is the only manufacturer offering a completely animal-free product. As a leader in industrial oleochemicals for more than 70 years, you can count on us to deliver exceptionally pure and stable products for almost any application.

  • Uses & Applications

    Lubricants and Greases: Used in the Manufacture of Synthetic Lubricants, Hydraulic Fluids and Refrigerant Lubricant. Acts as a Corrosion and Rust Inhibitor in Antifreeze

    Food and Flavor: Intermediate to make MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides)

    Metal Working Fluids: Solubilizer for Mineral Oils Oil and Gas: Flotation Aid

    Applications At-a-Glance

    Caprylic/capric acid is used primarily in many industrial processes and as an additive to certain products. It is a chemical intermediate and lubricant, a solubilizer for mineral oils and a flotation aid frequently used in the oil and gas industry. It is also employed in the production of medium chain triglycerides (MCT), synthetic fats that are used medicinally by people unable to tolerate other types of fat.

    For more information about potential uses, download our caprylic acid product specs. You can also contact us to discuss which of our many short-chain fatty acid products is best for your application.

  • Grades and Forms Available

    Kosher, Low C6

    Product Characteristics

    Acme-Hardesty caprylic/capric acid is derived from palm oil, ensuring it is completely free of peanuts, tree nuts, grain, dairy, eggs, fish and gluten. We use only non-GMO oils and never test our products on animals. Under normal circumstances, you can keep caprylic/capric acid for up to a year after the posted date of manufacture. The raw product is an irritant, and you should only handle it while wearing appropriate protective clothing.

    For a comprehensive list of handling instructions, download the product MSDS.

    Request a Quote Today

    To place an order for any amount of caprylic/capric acid, contact Acme-Hardesty. You can also use our secure online form to send us details of your request and have our team put together a free quote.

  • Packaging

    Drums, Isotanks

  • Shelf Life

    One Year from Date of Manufacture when stored according to MSDS recommendations

Sales Specifications of Caprylic Capric Acid Low C6

ParametersSpecificationsTest Methods
Appearance @ 25°C Clear, FFFM Visual
IR Identification To match Standard Vendor
Acid Value 345 – 367 AOCS Te 1a-64
Saponification Value 346 – 368 AOCS Tl 1a-64
Iodine Value 0.5 max AOCS Tg 1a-64
Titer, °C 6 max AOCS Tr 1a-64
Color, Lovibond 5.25” 5.0Y / 0.5R AOCS Cc 13b-45
Color APHA 80 max AOCS Td 1b-64
Moisture, % 0.2 max Karl Fisher
Fatty Acid Composition %
C6 0.5 max AOCS Ce 2-66 & Ce 1-62
C8 53 – 63 AOCS Ce 2-66 & Ce 1-62
C10 36 – 47 AOCS Ce 2-66 & Ce 1-62
C12 2.0 max AOCS Ce 2-66 & Ce 1-62
Specs & MSDS of Caprylic/Capric Acid (C810)