capric acid 8 COOH)

capric acid (CH3(CH2)8COOH)

[kap′rik]
Etymology: L, caper, goat
a white crystalline carboxylic acid with a rancid odor, occurring as a glyceride in natural oils. Capric acid is used in the production of perfumes, flavors, wetting agents, and food additives. Also called decanoic acid.