Agent Name

Octanoic acid, methyl ester

CAS Number

111-11-5

Formula

C9-H18-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Caprylic acid methyl ester; Methyl caprylate; Methyl caprylate (natural); Methyl n-octanoate; Methyl octanoate; Methyl octylate; Uniphat A20; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Colorless liquid with a strong fruity odor like oranges; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring ingredient and as an intermediate for caprylic acid detergents, emulsifiers, wetting agents, stabilizers, plasticizers, resins, lubricants, alkanolamides, fatty alcohols, and acids; [HSDB]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Irritating to skin; [SAX] Fatty acid C6-C10 methylester: Irritating to rabbit and human skin and mildly irritating to rabbit eyes; [IUCLID]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

VP = 0.998 mm Hg at 34.2 deg C; [eChemPortal: IUCLID]

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