Agent Name

Tricaprylin

CAS Number

538-23-8

Formula

C27-H50-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

1,2,3-Propanetriol trioctanoate; Caprylic acid, 1,2,3-propanetriyl ester; Octanoic acid, 1,1',1''-(1,2,3-propanetriyl) ester; Propane-1,2,3-triyl trioctanoate; Trioctanoin; Octanoin, tri-; Caprylic acid triglyceride; Caprylin; Glycerol tricaprylate; Glycerol trioctanoate; Glyceryl trioctanoate; Maceight; Octanoic acid triglyceride; Octanoic acid, 1,2,3-propanetriyl ester; Panacete 800; RATO; Sefsol 800; Tricaprilin; Tricaprylic glyceride; Trioctanoin oil; Trioctanoylglycerol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Fatty Acids and Fats

Description

Colorless to amber-brown viscous, odorless liquid; mp = 10 deg C; [NTP] Colorless to light yellow odorless liquid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

13C-labeled form is used in breath tests for diagnosis of fat malabsorption; [ChemIDplus] Used to make drug suspensions (unstable in aqueous media) and as a solubilizer for flavors, fragrances, and medicinals; [NTP] Used as an energy source for burn patients and those with difficulty digesting long-chain fatty acids, as a skin conditioning agent, and antihistamine; [HSDB] "Axona is a medical food marketed for the clinical dietary management of the impairment of metabolic processes associated with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. It is a proprietary formulation of fractionated coconut oil (caprylic triglyceride), a medium-chain triglyceride." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause minor skin and eye irritation; [NTP] May cause eye irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.06 mm Hg

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