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Capric acid

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Capric acid
Capric acid
Chemical Name:
Capric acid
C10:0;NAA102;Decoic;Emery659;NSC 5025;Emery 659;neo-fat10;Prifac296;acid c-10;FEMA 2364
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
MOL File:

Capric acid Properties

Melting point:
27-32 °C(lit.)
Boiling point:
268-270 °C(lit.)
0.893 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor pressure 
15 mm Hg ( 160 °C)
refractive index 
Flash point:
>230 °F
storage temp. 
Store below +30°C.
Crystalline Solid
4 (0.2g/l, H2O, 20℃)
Water Solubility 
0.15 g/L (20 º C)
Stable. Incompatible with bases, reducing agents, oxidizing agents.
CAS DataBase Reference
334-48-5(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
Decanoic acid(334-48-5)
EPA Substance Registry System
Decanoic acid(334-48-5)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
  • Hazard and Precautionary Statements (GHS)
Hazard Codes  Xi
Risk Statements  36/37/38-36/38
Safety Statements  26-36-37/39
WGK Germany  1
RTECS  HD9100000
Hazard Note  Irritant
HS Code  29159080
Hazardous Substances Data 334-48-5(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity LD50 i.v. in mice: 129 ±5.4 mg/kg (Or, Wretlind)
Signal word: Warning
Hazard statements:
Code Hazard statements Hazard class Category Signal word Pictogram P-Codes
H315 Causes skin irritation Skin corrosion/irritation Category 2 Warning P264, P280, P302+P352, P321,P332+P313, P362
H318 Causes serious eye damage Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 1 Danger P280, P305+P351+P338, P310
H319 Causes serious eye irritation Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 2A Warning P264, P280, P305+P351+P338,P337+P313P
H335 May cause respiratory irritation Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure;Respiratory tract irritation Category 3 Warning
H412 Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects Hazardous to the aquatic environment, long-term hazard Category 3 P273, P501
Precautionary statements:
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P264 Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
P264 Wash skin thouroughly after handling.
P273 Avoid release to the environment.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and Keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continuerinsing.
P405 Store locked up.
P501 Dispose of contents/container to..…

Capric acid price More Price(20)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 8.02169 Decanoic acid 334-48-5 1EA $29.75 2017-11-08 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 21409 Decanoic acid analytical standard 334-48-5 5g $88 2017-11-08 Buy
TCI Chemical D0017 Decanoic Acid >98.0%(GC)(T) 334-48-5 25g $18 2017-11-08 Buy
TCI Chemical D0017 Decanoic Acid >98.0%(GC)(T) 334-48-5 400g $32 2017-11-08 Buy
Alfa Aesar A14788 Decanoic acid, 99% 334-48-5 250g $29.2 2017-11-08 Buy

Capric acid Chemical Properties,Uses,Production


Decanoic acid (capric acid) is a saturated fatty acid with a 10-carbon backbone. It occurs naturally in coconut oils, palm kernel oil, and the milk of cow/goat.
Capric acid is most commonly used in the cosmetic and personal care, food/beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. It is also used as an intermediate in chemical syntheses. Furthermore, it is used in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of lubricants, greases, rubber, plastics, and dyes.



Chemical Properties

white crystals with an unpleasant odour


Decanoic acid is used in manufacturing of esters for artificial fruit flavors and perfumes.


Intermediates of Liquid Crystals


ChEBI: A C10, straight-chain saturated fatty acid.


manufacture of esters for artificial fruit flavors and perfumes; as an intermediate in other chemical syntheses.

General Description

White crystalline solid with a rancid odor. Melting point 31.5°C. Soluble in most organic solvents and in dilute nitric acid; non-toxic. Used to make esters for perfumes and fruit flavors and as an intermediate for food-grade additives.

Air & Water Reactions

Insoluble in water.

Reactivity Profile

Capric acid reacts exothermically to neutralize bases. Can react with active metals to form gaseous hydrogen and a metal salt. May absorb enough water from the air and dissolve sufficiently in Capric acid to corrode or dissolve iron, steel, and aluminum parts and containers. Reacts with cyanide salts or solutions of cyanide salts to generate gaseous hydrogen cyanide. Reacts exothermically with diazo compounds, dithiocarbamates, isocyanates, mercaptans, nitrides, and sulfides to generate flammable and/or toxic gases. Can react with sulfites, nitrites, thiosulfates (to give H2S and SO3), dithionites (SO2), to generate flammable and/or toxic gases and heat. Reacts with carbonates and bicarbonates to generate a harmless gas (carbon dioxide). Can be oxidized exothermically by strong oxidizing agents and reduced by strong reducing agents; a wide variety of products is possible. May initiate polymerization reactions or catalyze (increase the rate of) reactions among other materials.

Health Hazard

Harmful if swallowed or inhaled. Material is irritating to tissues of mucous membranes, and upper respiratory tract, eyes and skin.

Fire Hazard

Capric acid is combustible.

Purification Methods

The acid is best purified by conversion into its methyl ester, b 114.0o/15mm (using excess MeOH, in the presence of H2SO4). The H2SO4 and MeOH are removed, the ester is distilled in vacuo through a 3ft column packed with glass helices. The acid is then obtained from the ester by saponification and vacuum distillation. [Trachtman & Miller J Am Chem Soc 84 4828 1962, Beilstein 2 IV 1041.]

Capric acid Preparation Products And Raw materials

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