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2-hydroxyoctanoic acid
octanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-

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CAS Number: 617-73-2Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:210-524-3
Nikkaji Web:J94.836E
Beilstein Number:1760638
XlogP3-AA:2.00 (est)
Molecular Weight:160.21312000
Formula:C8 H16 O3
BioActivity Summary:listing
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Category:cosmetic agents
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Physical Properties:
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Melting Point: 70.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 289.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Flash Point: 289.00 °F. TCC ( 142.80 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): 1.960 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 1.572e+004 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
CosIng:cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: skin conditioning
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
2-hydroxyoctanoic acid 95%
For experimental / research use only.
2-Hydroxyoctanoic Acid
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
(±)-2-Hydroxyoctanoic Acid ≥98%
2-Hydroxy Octanoic Acid
Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma
For experimental / research use only.
(±)-2-Hydroxyoctanoic acid
For experimental / research use only.
2-Hydroxy-n-octanoic Acid >98.0%(T)
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
cosmetic agents
Recommendation for 2-hydroxyoctanoic acid usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for 2-hydroxyoctanoic acid flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
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Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :94180
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:3
2-hydroxyoctanoic acid
 2-hydroxyoctanoic acid
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Pubchem (cid):94180
Pubchem (sid):135142655
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2011 (pdf)
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(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
Metabolomics Database:Search
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):HMDB00711
Export Tariff Code:2918.19.9000
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
None Found
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 not found in nature
 hydroxycaprylic acid
 octanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-


PubMed:Development of an intravitreal peptide (BQ123) sustained release system based on poly(2-hydroxyoctanoic acid) aiming at a retinal vasodilator response.
PubMed:Design and in vitro assessment of L-lactic acid-based copolymers as prodrug and carrier for intravitreal sustained L-lactate release to reverse retinal arteriolar occlusions.
PubMed:Solutions as solutions--synthesis and use of a liquid polyester excipient to dissolve lipophilic drugs and formulate sustained-release parenterals.
PubMed:Determination of the enantiomers of alpha-hydroxy- and alpha-amino acids in capillary electrophoresis with contactless conductivity detection.
PubMed:Poly(hexyl-substituted lactides): novel injectable hydrophobic drug delivery systems.
PubMed:Inhibition of a medium chain acyl-CoA synthetase involved in glycine conjugation by carboxylic acids.
PubMed:Stereospecific synthesis of a novel farnesyl protein transferase inhibitor, valinoctin A and its analogues.
Hydroxyoctanoic acid medium chain substrate of the 2-hydroxy acid oxidases associated with the 3 distinct human 2-hydroxy acid oxidase genes, HAOX1, HAOX2, and HAOX3. (PMID: 10777549) [HMDB]
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