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Record Information
Version4.0
StatusDetected but not Quantified
Creation Date2012-09-11 20:11:26 UTC
Update Date2019-07-23 06:18:07 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB0035238
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB35238
Metabolite Identification
Common NameMethyl hexanoate
DescriptionMethyl hexanoate, also known as methyl caproate or methyl hexoic acid, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty acid methyl esters. Fatty acid methyl esters are compounds containing a fatty acid that is esterified with a methyl group. They have the general structure RC(=O)OR', where R=fatty aliphatic tail or organyl group and R'=methyl group. Methyl hexanoate is a very hydrophobic molecule, practically insoluble (in water), and relatively neutral.
Structure
Data?1563862687
Synonyms
ValueSource
Caproic acid, methyl esterChEBI
Hexanoic acid, methyl esterChEBI
Methyl caproateChEBI
Methyl capronateChEBI
Methyl hexoateChEBI
Methyl hexylateChEBI
Methyl N-hexanoateChEBI
Caproate, methyl esterGenerator
Hexanoate, methyl esterGenerator
Methyl caproic acidGenerator
Methyl capronic acidGenerator
Methyl hexoic acidGenerator
Methyl hexylic acidGenerator
Methyl N-hexanoic acidGenerator
Methyl hexanoic acidGenerator
Caproic acid methyl esterHMDB
FEMA 2708HMDB
Hexanoic acid,methyl esterHMDB
Methyl ester OF hexanoic acidHMDB
Methyl N-hexoateHMDB
N-Caproic acid methyl esterHMDB
Hexanoic acid methyl esterHMDB
Chemical FormulaC7H14O2
Average Molecular Weight130.1849
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight130.099379692
IUPAC Namemethyl hexanoate
Traditional Namemethyl hexanoate
CAS Registry Number106-70-7
SMILES
CCCCCC(=O)OC
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C7H14O2/c1-3-4-5-6-7(8)9-2/h3-6H2,1-2H3
InChI KeyNUKZAGXMHTUAFE-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty acid methyl esters. Fatty acid methyl esters are compounds containing a fatty acid that is esterified with a methyl group. They have the general structure RC(=O)OR', where R=fatty aliphatic tail or organyl group and R'=methyl group.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty acid esters
Direct ParentFatty acid methyl esters
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Fatty acid methyl ester
  • Methyl ester
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
Disposition

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Physical Properties
StateLiquid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point-71 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility1.33 mg/mL at 20 °CNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility2.24 g/LALOGPS
logP2.38ALOGPS
logP1.96ChemAxon
logS-1.8ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)-7ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area26.3 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count5ChemAxon
Refractivity35.84 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability15.27 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
BioavailabilityYesChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterNoChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-059f-9000000000-5fd7dd35ac31db3ce698Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00di-9000000000-1c6d18f72b4323dcbb3dSpectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00dr-9000000000-6225c83416702a604da1Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - CI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-001i-3900000000-0c44c168a189853c4cf6Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00dl-9000000000-8b4e4b7f45f5daa26918Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00dl-9000000000-a2223723dd919d58ae77Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-059f-9000000000-5fd7dd35ac31db3ce698Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00di-9000000000-1c6d18f72b4323dcbb3dSpectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00dr-9000000000-6225c83416702a604da1Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - CI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-001i-3900000000-0c44c168a189853c4cf6Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00dl-9000000000-8b4e4b7f45f5daa26918Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00dl-9000000000-a2223723dd919d58ae77Spectrum
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-054o-9100000000-5c5441910ed6871e126aSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-001j-9700000000-20aff68cecf4b94eb69dSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-053s-9300000000-2abfc6def199d6c034d0Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0a4l-9000000000-a14024b94794555f817aSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-004i-4900000000-fbf7350bd3959c6aa41cSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-004j-9700000000-8044dddb59bff9baf05cSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0006-9000000000-962e1a76813769aaa8ccSpectrum
MSMass Spectrum (Electron Ionization)splash10-00dl-9000000000-75aeb95245490ac946fdSpectrum
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableSpectrum
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableSpectrum
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Extracellular
Biospecimen Locations
  • Feces
Tissue LocationsNot Available
Pathways
Normal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
FecesDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedAdult (>18 years old)Both
Normal
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FecesDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedAdult (>18 years old)Both
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FecesDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal details
Abnormal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
FecesDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedAdult (>18 years old)Both
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
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FecesDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedAdult (>18 years old)Both
Campylobacter jejuni infection
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FecesDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedAdult (>18 years old)Both
Clostridium difficile infection
details
FecesDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedAdult (>18 years old)Both
Diarrhea-predominant IBS
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FecesDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedAdult (>18 years old)BothCrohns disease details
FecesDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedAdult (>18 years old)BothUlcerative colitis details
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease References
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  1. Raman M, Ahmed I, Gillevet PM, Probert CS, Ratcliffe NM, Smith S, Greenwood R, Sikaroodi M, Lam V, Crotty P, Bailey J, Myers RP, Rioux KP: Fecal microbiome and volatile organic compound metabolome in obese humans with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Jul;11(7):868-75.e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2013.02.015. Epub 2013 Feb 27. [PubMed:23454028 ]
Diarrhoea predominant irritable bowel syndrome
  1. Ahmed I, Greenwood R, Costello Bde L, Ratcliffe NM, Probert CS: An investigation of fecal volatile organic metabolites in irritable bowel syndrome. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e58204. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0058204. Epub 2013 Mar 13. [PubMed:23516449 ]
Crohn's disease
  1. Ahmed I, Greenwood R, Costello B, Ratcliffe N, Probert CS: Investigation of faecal volatile organic metabolites as novel diagnostic biomarkers in inflammatory bowel disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Mar;43(5):596-611. doi: 10.1111/apt.13522. Epub 2016 Jan 25. [PubMed:26806034 ]
Ulcerative colitis
  1. Ahmed I, Greenwood R, Costello B, Ratcliffe N, Probert CS: Investigation of faecal volatile organic metabolites as novel diagnostic biomarkers in inflammatory bowel disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Mar;43(5):596-611. doi: 10.1111/apt.13522. Epub 2016 Jan 25. [PubMed:26806034 ]
Associated OMIM IDs
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FooDB IDFDB013896
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID7536
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound7824
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID77322
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
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