Caprylic acid


What is caprylic acid?

Caprylic acid, also known as octanoic acid, is a saturated fatty acid with eight carbon atoms (C8). What makes this fatty acid remarkable is its molecular structure and properties. With eight carbon atoms, it is a medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA), which means it has a specific set of characteristics that distinguish caprylic acid from other fatty acids.

This versatile chemical compound has numerous applications in various industries and is often appreciated for its unique properties and potential benefits.


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Caprylic acid

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How is caprylic acid made?

Caprylic acid is primarily derived from natural sources, such as coconut oil and palm oil. These plant-based oils contain a significant amount of triglycerides from which caprylic acid can be obtained. The production process involves hydrolysis and distillation to isolate the desired caprylic acid from other components and purify it. This purification ensures the highest purity and quality of caprylic acid, which is essential for its diverse range of applications.

Caprylic acid in various branches

Due to its distinctive structure and properties, caprylic acid is a valued fatty acid in various industries.

In the pharmaceutical industry, caprylic acid is often used in medications and supplements. It can assist in the treatment of certain infections and conditions, making it a valuable ingredient for medicines.

Caprylic acid is also widely employed in personal care and cosmetics, aiding in the combat of skin issues, such as acne.

Additionally, in the food industry, caprylic acid finds extensive use. In dietary supplements, it can help maintain a healthy balance of gut microbiota and may be beneficial in reducing digestive issues.

In other food products, caprylic acid is often used to keep items fresh.


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caprylic acid

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