Ethyl decanoate, also known as ethyl caprate, is a fatty acid ester formed from capric acid and ethanol. This ester is a frequent product of fermentation during winemaking, especially at temperatures above 15 °C.
|Preferred IUPAC name
Decanoic acid ethyl ester
Capric acid ethyl ester
3D model (JSmol)
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|Molar mass||200.322 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||−26 °C (−15 °F; 247 K)|
|Boiling point||245 °C (473 °F; 518 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
- Killian, E.; Ough, C. S. (1979). "Fermentation Esters — Formation and Retention as Affected by Fermentation Temperature". American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 30 (4): 301–305.