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LC4601  Octanoic acid

suitable for biopharmaceutical


Order number Packaging Quantity Price €
AC31601 Glass bottle 250 ml Inquire
AC31601 Glass bottle 2.5 l Inquire
AC31601 Glass btl. pl.coat. 23 l Inquire


Product information
Synonyms Caprylic acid
Hill Formula C8H16O2
Chemical formula CH3(CH2)6COOH
HS Code 2915 90 00
EC number 204-677-5
Molar mass 144.21 g/mol
CAS number 124-07-2


Chemical and physical data
Ignition temperature >300 °C
Solubility 0.68 g/l (20 °C)
Melting point 16 °C
Molar mass 144.21 g/mol
Density 0.91 g/cm3 (20 °C)
pH value 4 (0.2 g/l, H2O, 20 °C)
Boiling point 238 °C (1013 hPa)
Vapor pressure 0.05 hPa (20 °C)
Explosion limit 1 %(V)
Flash point 130 °C


Safety information according to GHS
Hazard Statement(s) H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Precautionary Statement(s) P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P301 + P330 + P331: IF SWALLOWED: rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
P305 + P351 + P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Pictogram(s)
Storage class Combustible substances, corrosive
WGK WGK 1 slightly water endangering
Disposal 4
Liquid organic acids or solutions should be diluted, if necessary, and carefully neutralized with sodium hydrogen carbonate (Cat. No. 106323) or with sodium hydroxide (Cat. No 106462). Before filling into container D, check the pH with pH universal indicator strips (Cat. No. 109535).


Safety information
R Phrase R 34
Causes burns.
S Phrase S 26-36/37/39-45
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
Categories of danger corrosive
Hazard Symbol Corrosive


Transport information
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code UN 3265 CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.(OCTANOIC ACID), 8, III, Segregation Group: 1 (Acids)
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR UN 3265 CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.(OCTANOIC ACID), 8, III


Toxicological data
LD 50 oral LD50 rat > 2000 mg/kg
LD 50 dermal LD50 rabbit > 5000 mg/kg


Assay (alcalimetric, calculated on anhydrous substance) 99.0 – 100.5 %
Purity (GC) ≥ 99.5 %
– IR-spectrum
passes test
– Density passes test
– GC passes test
Appearance clear, colorless to slightly yellowish liquid, not more intense in color than reference solution Y5
Density (d 20/20) 0.909 – 0.912
Heavy metals (as Pb) ≤ 0.001 %
Fe (Iron) ≤ 0.0005 %
Related substances (GC)
– largest single impurity
≤ 0.3 %
– Sum of all impurities ≤ 0.5 %
Residual solvents (Ph. Eur./ICH) excluded by manufacturing process
Sulfated ash (600 °C) ≤ 0.05 %
Water (according to Karl Fischer) ≤ 0.3 %


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