Ethyl octanoate

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Ethyl octanoate
Ethyl octanoate structure.svg
Names
Preferred IUPAC name
Ethyl octanoate
Other names
Ethyl caprylate
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.003.078
UNII
Properties
C10H20O2
Molar mass 172.27 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Ethyl octanoate, also known as ethyl caprylate, is a fatty acid ester formed from caprylic acid and ethanol. It has the semi-developed formula of CH3(CH2)6COOCH2CH3, and is used in food industries as a flavoring and in the perfume industry as a scent additive. It is present in many fruits and alcoholic beverages, and has a strong odor of fruit and flowers. It is used in the creation of synthetic fruity scents.

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