methyl caproate

methyl caproate

[′meth·əl ′kap·rə‚wāt]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)4COOCH3 Colorless liquid boiling at 150°C; soluble in alcohol and ether, insoluble in water; used as an intermediate to make caproic acid. Also known as methyl hexanoate.
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Quantitative analysis was also performed by GC/MS using a series of authentic compounds as external standards, for example, methyl caproate for monocarboxylic acids (MCAs), dimethyl adipate for dicarboxylic acids (DCAs) and tricarboxylic acids, and dimethyl phthalate for benzene carboxylic acids (BCAs).