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Caproic Acid

Posted: December 5, 2011

A colorless, oily liquid, caproic acid (hexanoic acid; C6 fatty acid; C5H11COOH; CAS# 142-62-1) from Acme-Hardesty Co. has a cheesy, fatty, waxy odor and has applications in butter, milk, cream, strawberry, bread, beer, nut and other flavors. Naturally found in palm kernel and coconut oil, the company sources its caproic acid from Malaysia and Indonesia.