Sodium Caprylate BP

Sodium Caprylate or octanoate is an organic sodium salt comprising equal numbers of sodium and octanoate ions. It is white crystalline powder with formula C8H15NaO2


Used in a cleaning and furnishing care products. Sodium Caprylate is typically used in foods as abinder, emulsifier to aid in the mixing of ingredients and to prevent caking.


Product Name: Sodium Caprylate
Molecular Formula:  C8H15NaO2
Molecular Weight: 166.2 g/mol
CAS No.: 1984-06-1
Other name: Sodium Octanoate



Test Specification
Characters It occurs as a white or almost white crystalline powder

Test (A)

Test (B)


(a)Specified Test

(b)The solution gives the reaction of sodium

Solubility Very soluble or freely soluble in water, freely soluble in acetic acid, sparingly soluble in ethanol (96%), practically insoluble in acetone.
Appearance of solution The solution is clear and colorless
pH Between 8.0 to 10.5
Related substance-

Any impurity



Not more than 0.3%

Not more than 0.3%

Heavy Metals Not more than 10 ppm
Water Not more than 3.0%
Assay Not less than 99.0% and not more than 101.0%(anhydrous substance)


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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