(±)-3-Hydroxyoctanoic acid

(±)-3-Hydroxyoctanoic acid
Product Description

(±)-3-Hydroxyoctanoic acid

  • Synonym: DL-β-Hydroxycaprylic acid

    • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation): C8H16O3

    • Molecular Weight: 160.21

    • CAS Number: 88930-08-9


shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C



5, 25 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

DL-β-Hydroxycaprylic acid is a mixture of the D and L-3-hydroxyoctanoic acid enantiomers. (R)-3-hydroxyoctanoic acid monomers are used to produce medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates that are used in medical devices and tissue engineering applications.


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