Decanoic acid/Capric acid ΓΈ Calorie Counter
System:
Activity Level:
Weight:
Height:
Gender:
Age:



2,114cal/d
28.32BMI

Decanoic acid/Capric acid



Capric acid (IUPAC name Decanoic acid) is a type of carboxylic acid. Its formula is CH3(CH2)8COOH. Salts and esters of decanoic acid are called decanoates.

It is used in organic synthesis and industrially in the manufacture of perfumes, lubricants, greases, rubber, dyes, plastics, food additives and pharmaceuticals.

Decanoate salts and esters of various drugs are available. Since decanoic acid is a fatty acid, forming a salt or ester with a drug will increase its lipophilicity and its affinity for fatty tissue. Since distribution of a drug from fatty tissue is usually slow, one may develop a long-acting injectable form of a drug (called a depot injection) by using its decanoate form. Some examples of drugs available as a decanoate ester or salt include nandrolone, fluphenazine, bromperidol, haloperidol and vanoxerine.

References


Did you know?..
 




Calorie Counter
Food Ratings for
Popular Diets
Related Resources | Calorie Counter | User Agreement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

Information and interactions contained in this website are for information purposes only and are not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
We do not accept any liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information made available via or through www.NewCalorieCounter.com
Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. © 2006-2010 New Calorie Counter.

Build: 2010_08_08_0326 - PROD - 08-August-2010 03:26.
calorie counter; calorie counting; counting calories; calorie counters