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Octanoic Acid CAS 124-07-2

Molecular Formula: C8H16O2

Formula Weight: 144.21

ZSpharmac: Octanoic Acid Raw Material Supplier

Product Name: Octanoic Acid
CAS No: 124-07-2
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Octanoic Acid
Other Names:1-Heptanecarboxylic Acid
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Clear Colorless to yellow Liquid
EINECS No.:204-677-5
Provide:Octanoic Acid MSDS;
Octanoic Acid COA

What is Octanoic Acid?

Caprylic acid is an organic carboxylic acid, its chemical name is n-octanoic acid, and its chemical formula is C8H16O2. Its structure contains a straight-chain eight-carbon skeleton, and the carboxyl group (-COOH) is located at the end of the chain. Caprylic acid is a colorless liquid with a pungent odor, insoluble in water, but soluble in most organic solvents. In nature, caprylic acid can exist in small amounts in some animal and vegetable oils and fats, and can also be obtained through chemical synthesis methods.

Octanoic Acid Property

Melting point 

16 °C

Boiling point 

237 °C(lit.)


0.91 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

vapor density 

5 (vs air)

vapor pressure 

1 mm Hg ( 78 °C)

refractive index 

n20/D 1.428(lit.)


>230 °F

storage temp. 





4.89(at 25℃)




Clear colorless to yellow

Specific Gravity

0.910 (20/4℃)


unpleasant odor


3.97(1 mM solution);3.45(10 mM solution);2.95(100 mM solution);

PH Range


Odor Type


explosive limit


Water Solubility 

0.68 g/L (20 ºC)


Uses of Octanoic Acid

Food and spice industry:
As a food additive, caprylic acid is widely used in food seasoning, especially in marinated meats, baked goods and candies. It can enhance the flavor of food and provide a light sour taste and aroma.
In the flavor and fragrance manufacturing industry, caprylic acid is an important raw material for the preparation of various synthetic fragrances and is used to prepare specific fragrance ingredients.

Chemical synthesis:
Caprylic acid can be esterified to produce various caprylic acid esters, such as methyl octanoate, ethyl octanoate, etc. These ester products are used as plasticizers in the plastics industry to improve the flexibility and processability of plastics.
Caprylic acid can also be used as an intermediate in organic synthesis for the production of various fine chemicals and pharmaceutical raw materials.

Daily chemicals and cosmetics industry:
In personal care products and cosmetics, caprylic acid and its derivatives are used as surfactants, emulsifiers and humectants, helping to increase product stability and improve skin feel.

Agriculture and veterinary medicine:
Caprylic acid can be used as a component of pesticides and veterinary preparations, and can be used in the formulation of insecticides, fungicides or feed additives.

Bioenergy and fuels:
Caprylic acid can be used as a component of biodiesel by reacting with methanol or ethanol through a transesterification reaction to produce biodiesel.

Medical applications:
Caprylic acid has some specific uses in the pharmaceutical field, such as serving as a raw material in the synthesis of certain drugs, or playing an auxiliary role in specific drug formulations.

Advantages of Octanoic Acid

Due to its molecular structure characteristics, caprylic acid can derive a variety of useful ester compounds, which are widely used in plasticizers, surfactants and other industries, showing extremely high flexibility and versatility.

Security and Regulatory Compliance:
As a chemical known and approved by regulatory agencies, caprylic acid can be used safely in food, cosmetics and other fields at certain dosages, and complies with national food safety standards such as GB 2760.

Caprylic acid is a stable organic acid that is easy to store and transport. Its colorless oily liquid state is not prone to deterioration under appropriate conditions and has a relatively low melting point, making it easy to handle and operate.

Caprylic acid is a short-chain fatty acid that is more easily degraded by microorganisms in the environment than long-chain fatty acids, so it has potential advantages in the manufacturing of certain biodegradable materials and eco-friendly products.

Superior performance:
As a plasticizer, octanoate can effectively reduce the hardness of the polymer and increase its flexibility without significantly affecting other physical properties. It is an ideal modifier for some plastic products with strict requirements.

Synthetic convenience:
Caprylic acid can be efficiently prepared through industrial or laboratory methods, such as using octanal as raw material. The production process is relatively mature, and there are also feasible synthesis routes under laboratory conditions, which is conducive to large-scale production and small-scale customization for special needs.

Biological source:
Caprylic acid can also be extracted from natural oils and fatty acids, which is derived from renewable resources and makes it attractive in the fields of sustainable development and green chemistry.


National Center for Biotechnology Information (2024). PubChem Compound Summary for CID 379, Octanoic Acid. Retrieved April 1, 2024 from https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Octanoic-Acid.

As a company specializing in the production and supply of Caprylic Acid raw materials, we are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and preferential prices. We have rich experience and technology to ensure product quality and stable supply. No matter where you are, we can provide you with the Caprylic Acid raw materials you need to support your production and research and development.

We always adhere to the principle of honest operation, strictly control product quality, and serve every customer with a customer-first attitude. Over the years, we have established good cooperative relationships with customers at home and abroad and won their trust and praise.

If you have needs or are interested in our products, please contact our service staff directly, we will wholeheartedly provide you with the best quality services and products. Looking forward to cooperating with you and developing together!

Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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