Caprylic Acid

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

    99% Kosher

    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, Exempt for REACh 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.

    Ready to place your order? To receive a quote for liquid caprylic acid, submit a request online or contact us today.

  • Packaging

    Drums, Isotanks

  • Shelf Life

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

  • INCI Name

    Caprylic Acid

Sales Specifications of Caprylic Acid 99% FGK Liquid

ParametersSpecificationsTest Methods
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
Specs & SDS of Caprylic Acid 99%