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Caprylic acid

Caprylic acid is the common name for the eight-carbon straight chain fatty acid known by the systematic name octanoic acid. It is found naturally in coconuts and breast milk. It is an oily liquid with a slightly unpleasant rancid-like smell that is minimally soluble in water.
Enantic acid
n-caprylic acid
n-octanoic acid
n-Octoic acid
n-octylic acid
neo-fat 8
octanoic acid
Octic acid
octoic acid
Octylic acid


Oral rat LD50: 10080 mg/kg. Intravenous mouse LD50: 600 mg/kg. Skin rabbit LD50: over 5000 mg/kg.