Caprylic Acid (Octanoic Acid)
Caprylic acid is otherwise known as octanoic acid. It is a medium-chain fatty acid with potent antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.
It is used to manufacture synthetic lubricants, hydraulic fluids and refrigerant lubricant. This product also acts as a corrosion and rust inhibitor in antifreeze.
It is used in metal working fluids as a solubilizer for mineral oils.
In cosmetics, caprylic acid can be used as a cleansing agent, emulsifying agent, masking agent, perfuming agent, thickening agent and surfactant.