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Record Information
Version4.0
StatusDetected but not Quantified
Creation Date2012-09-12 01:44:49 UTC
Update Date2019-07-23 06:31:46 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB0040209
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB40209
Metabolite Identification
Common NameEthyl hexanoate
DescriptionEthyl hexanoate, also known as ethyl caproate or ethyl hexoic acid, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty acid esters. These are carboxylic ester derivatives of a fatty acid. Ethyl hexanoate is a very hydrophobic molecule, practically insoluble (in water), and relatively neutral.
Structure
Data?1563863506
Synonyms
ValueSource
Caproic acid ethyl esterChEBI
Ethyl caproateChEBI
Ethyl ester OF hexanoic acidChEBI
Ethyl hexoateChEBI
Ethyl N-hexanoatChEBI
Hexanoic acid ethyl esterChEBI
N-Caproic acid ethyl esterChEBI
Caproate ethyl esterGenerator
Ethyl caproic acidGenerator
Ethyl ester OF hexanoateGenerator
Ethyl hexoic acidGenerator
Hexanoate ethyl esterGenerator
N-Caproate ethyl esterGenerator
Ethyl hexanoic acidGenerator
Acetic acid, butyl-, ethyl esterHMDB
Caproic acid ethylesterHMDB
Capronic ether absoluteHMDB
Ethyl butyl acetateHMDB
Ethyl butyl acetate (dot)HMDB
Ethyl hexanoate (caproate)HMDB
Ethyl N-hexanoateHMDB
FEMA 2439HMDB
Hexanoic acid, ethyl esterHMDB
Hexanoic acid, ethyl ester, mixt. with soybean oil epoxideHMDB
Chemical FormulaC8H16O2
Average Molecular Weight144.2114
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight144.115029756
IUPAC Nameethyl hexanoate
Traditional Nameethyl hexanoate
CAS Registry Number123-66-0
SMILES
CCCCCC(=O)OCC
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C8H16O2/c1-3-5-6-7-8(9)10-4-2/h3-7H2,1-2H3
InChI KeySHZIWNPUGXLXDT-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty acid esters. These are carboxylic ester derivatives of a fatty acid.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty acid esters
Direct ParentFatty acid esters
Alternative ParentsNot Available
SubstituentsNot Available
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available
Ontology
Disposition

Route of exposure:

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Process

Naturally occurring process:

Role

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Biological role:

Physical Properties
StateLiquid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point-67.5 °CNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility0.63 mg/mL at 25 °CNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility1.16 g/LALOGPS
logP2.92ALOGPS
logP2.31ChemAxon
logS-2.1ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)-7ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area26.3 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count6ChemAxon
Refractivity40.59 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability17.32 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)splash10-01rl-9000000000-c4a428f4af3678af55b5Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-01tl-9000000000-b511103509087502c6dfSpectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-01rl-9000000000-c4a428f4af3678af55b5Spectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-01tl-9000000000-b511103509087502c6dfSpectrum
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-00fu-9000000000-3f4b554f930a16c91f85Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0002-5900000000-1d6e0542ed766431edd9Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0002-9200000000-ea176c85160cde938be4Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0a4l-9000000000-f08ba8bdf4f45654e5e1Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0007-7900000000-58755a27868e3915af73Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-0002-9300000000-c8e3af4a4f844e662a58Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0005-9000000000-a50363e5c24481fa9a2dSpectrum
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableSpectrum
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableSpectrum
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Biospecimen Locations
  • Feces
  • Saliva
Tissue LocationsNot Available
Pathways
Normal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
FecesDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedAdult (>18 years old)Both
Normal
details
FecesDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedChildren (1-13 years old)BothNormal details
SalivaDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedAdult (>18 years old)Not SpecifiedNormal details
Abnormal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
FecesDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedAdult (>18 years old)Both
Campylobacter jejuni infection
details
FecesDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedChildren (1-13 years old)BothAutism details
FecesDetected but not QuantifiedNot QuantifiedChildren (1-13 years old)BothPervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified details
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease References
Autism
  1. De Angelis M, Piccolo M, Vannini L, Siragusa S, De Giacomo A, Serrazzanetti DI, Cristofori F, Guerzoni ME, Gobbetti M, Francavilla R: Fecal microbiota and metabolome of children with autism and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 9;8(10):e76993. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076993. eCollection 2013. [PubMed:24130822 ]
Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified
  1. De Angelis M, Piccolo M, Vannini L, Siragusa S, De Giacomo A, Serrazzanetti DI, Cristofori F, Guerzoni ME, Gobbetti M, Francavilla R: Fecal microbiota and metabolome of children with autism and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 9;8(10):e76993. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076993. eCollection 2013. [PubMed:24130822 ]
Associated OMIM IDs
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FooDB IDFDB019921
KNApSAcK IDC00035612
Chemspider ID29005
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkEthyl hexanoate
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound31265
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID86055
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
MarkerDB ID
References
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 ]
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