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Record Information
StatusDetected and Quantified
Creation Date2012-09-11 23:55:38 UTC
Update Date2019-07-23 06:27:05 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB38602
Metabolite Identification
Common NameOctyl acetate
DescriptionOctyl acetate, also known as octyl ethanoate or 1-octanol acetate, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty alcohol esters. These are ester derivatives of a fatty alcohol. Octyl acetate is a very hydrophobic molecule, practically insoluble (in water), and relatively neutral.
Caprylyl acetateChEBI
N-Octanyl acetateChEBI
Octyl ethanoateChEBI
Caprylyl acetic acidGenerator
N-Octanyl acetic acidGenerator
Octyl ethanoic acidGenerator
Octyl acetic acidGenerator
1-Octanol acetateHMDB
1-Octyl acetateHMDB
2-Ethylhexyl acetateHMDB
Acetate C-8HMDB
Acetic acid N-octyl esterHMDB
Acetic acid octyl esterHMDB
Acetic acid, octyl esterHMDB
N-Octyl acetateHMDB
N-Octyl ethanoateHMDB
Octanol acetateHMDB
Octyl acetate, normalHMDB
Octyl alcohol acetateHMDB
Chemical FormulaC10H20O2
Average Molecular Weight172.2646
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight172.146329884
IUPAC Nameoctyl acetate
Traditional Nameoctyl acetate
CAS Registry Number112-14-1
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty alcohol esters. These are ester derivatives of a fatty alcohol.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty alcohol esters
Direct ParentFatty alcohol esters
Alternative Parents
  • Fatty alcohol 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

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Physical Properties
Experimental Properties
Melting Point-38.5 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.039 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)-7ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area26.3 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count8ChemAxon
Refractivity49.69 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability21.67 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-052f-9000000000-a81fd8b1966f2694f866Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-052f-9000000000-ad8f2fb68399e500c0c0Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-06zc-9000000000-06f9431c8788ad124bc0Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - CI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00di-0900000000-e264fc6a084c268fd0a9Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9000000000-699c43ddb8113422b57cSpectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-052f-9000000000-a81fd8b1966f2694f866Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-052f-9000000000-ad8f2fb68399e500c0c0Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-06zc-9000000000-06f9431c8788ad124bc0Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - CI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-00di-0900000000-e264fc6a084c268fd0a9Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9000000000-699c43ddb8113422b57cSpectrum
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0006-9100000000-d6b38fed7584c47715bfSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-00di-1900000000-8b1904c66840d99f0149Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-03di-4900000000-acd5372ebeefeda06075Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-052f-9000000000-6fd144c97864a0a1a09eSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-00di-4900000000-963a79288ee88b4a6ea0Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0a4i-9300000000-1260e6fabd60560129e9Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0a4l-9100000000-4557d26ca4723c7f500eSpectrum
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Biospecimen Locations
  • Feces
Tissue LocationsNot Available
Normal Concentrations
FecesDetected and Quantified0-6366.175 nmol/g wet fecesChildren (1-13 years old)Not Specified
FecesDetected but not Quantified Children (1-13 years old)Not SpecifiedNormal details
Abnormal Concentrations
FecesDetected and Quantified0-20182.131 nmol/g wet fecesChildren (1-13 years old)Not Specified
Treated celiac disease
FecesDetected but not Quantified Children (1-13 years old)Not Specifiedceliac disease details
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease References
Celiac disease
  1. Di Cagno R, De Angelis M, De Pasquale I, Ndagijimana M, Vernocchi P, Ricciuti P, Gagliardi F, Laghi L, Crecchio C, Guerzoni ME, Gobbetti M, Francavilla R: Duodenal and faecal microbiota of celiac children: molecular, phenotype and metabolome characterization. BMC Microbiol. 2011 Oct 4;11:219. doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-11-219. [PubMed:21970810 ]
  2. De Angelis M, Vannini L, Di Cagno R, Cavallo N, Minervini F, Francavilla R, Ercolini D, Gobbetti M: Salivary and fecal microbiota and metabolome of celiac children under gluten-free diet. Int J Food Microbiol. 2016 Dec 19;239:125-132. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2016.07.025. Epub 2016 Jul 19. [PubMed:27452636 ]
Associated OMIM IDs
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB017993
KNApSAcK IDC00035557
Chemspider ID7872
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkOctyl_acetate
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound8164
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID87495
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Simons K, Toomre D: Lipid rafts and signal transduction. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2000 Oct;1(1):31-9. [PubMed:11413487 ]
  2. Watson AD: Thematic review series: systems biology approaches to metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. Lipidomics: a global approach to lipid analysis in biological systems. J Lipid Res. 2006 Oct;47(10):2101-11. Epub 2006 Aug 10. [PubMed:16902246 ]
  3. Sethi JK, Vidal-Puig AJ: Thematic review series: adipocyte biology. Adipose tissue function and plasticity orchestrate nutritional adaptation. J Lipid Res. 2007 Jun;48(6):1253-62. Epub 2007 Mar 20. [PubMed:17374880 ]
  4. Lingwood D, Simons K: Lipid rafts as a membrane-organizing principle. Science. 2010 Jan 1;327(5961):46-50. doi: 10.1126/science.1174621. [PubMed:20044567 ]
  5. (). Yannai, Shmuel. (2004) Dictionary of food compounds with CD-ROM: Additives, flavors, and ingredients. Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC.. .
  6. Gunstone, Frank D., John L. Harwood, and Albert J. Dijkstra (2007). The lipid handbook with CD-ROM. CRC Press.