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Captex® 8000 Medium-Chain Triglycerides originate from renewable vegetable-based sources (typically palm, palm kernel and/or coconut). Captex 8000 is comprised of pure C8 (caprylic) fatty acid, which are food-grade, safe, and responsibly sourced. They are best known for their functional benefits as emulsifiers, solubilizers and refatting agents for use in personal care and cosmetic applications, but also boast numerous health benefits in human nutrition such as weight management, energy, and cognition. It is manufactured in USA.

INCI Name: Tricaprylin

Ingredient Name: Caprylic Triglyceride

Functions: Anti-Sticking Agent, Bioavailability Enhancer, Carrier, Conditioner, Controlled Release Agent, Emollient, Emulsifier, Emulsifier, Lubricant, Moisturizing Agent, Occlusive, Release Agent, Solubilizer, Solubilizer, Solvent, Stabilizer, Stabilizer, Texturizing Agent, Thickener, Viscosity Modifier

CAS Number: 538-23-8

Dosage Form: Capsules, Creams, Lotions, Tablets

Technical Data Sheet
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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family
Ingredient Name
Caprylic Triglyceride
EC No.

Features & Benefits

Animal Feed & Nutrition Features
  • Cognition
  • Energy
  • Satiety
  • Bioavailability Enhancement

Applications & Uses

Animal Species
Baby Care Applications
Color Cosmetic Applications
  • Emulsifier/ texturizer
  • Lubricant
  • Solvent/vehicle
  • Tablets and softgels
  • Stabilizer/thickener
  • Nutrient supplement ingredient
  • Baked goods, beverages, chewing gum, fats and oils, confectionaries, frosting, frozen dairy, dairy product analogs, processed fruits, snack foods, soft candy.
  • Cosmetics
  • Skin care products, personal care lotions, creams.
  • Formulation aid
  • Release agent
  • Surface finishing agent


Physical Form
Colorless to light yellow clear liquid
Miscible in
95% Ethanol
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Highly-RefinedFully refined bleached deodorized--
CBD Solubility (Visual)40%w/w
CBD Solubility (Determined)42.63%w/w
Fatty Acid Composition
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
C10 (Capric)max. 2%GC
C12 (Lauric)max. 1%GC
C6 (Caproic)max. 1%GC
C8 (Caprylic)min. 98%GC
Nutritional Information (per 100 gm)
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Added Sugars†0g-
Calories / Energy900Calories-
Calories from Fat900Calories-
Dietary Fiber**0g-
Insoluble Fiber0g-
Monounsaturated Fat0g-
Other Carbohydrate‡0g-
Polyunsaturated Fat0g-
Saturated Fat100g-
Soluble Fiber0g-
Sugar Alcohols0g-
Total Fat100g-
Total Sugars (sum of all mono- and disaccharides)0g-
Trans Fat0g-
Vitamin A0μg RAE-
Vitamin C0mg-
Vitamin D0μg-
Vitamin E (as alpha-tocopherols)0mg-
Elemental Impurities
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Arsenic Contentmax. 1μg/g-
Cadmium Contentmax. 0.1μg/g-
Cobalt Contentmax. 1μg/g-
Lead Contentmax. 0.2μg/g-
Mercury Contentmax. 0.3μg/g-
Nickel Contentmax. 1μg/g-
Vanadium Contentmax. 1μg/g-
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Acid Valuemax. 0.1mg KOH/gAOCS Cd 3d-63
Colormax. 150APHAAOCS Cc 13j-97
Moisture Contentmax. 0.1%AOCS Ca 2e-84 (Karl Fischer)
Saponification Value335 - 360mg KOH/gAOCS Cd 3a-94

1AOCS: American Oil Chemists’ Society

For Elemental Impurities : 1Data obtained for the samples were below the listed initial-results ranges levels. Initial-results ranges data are for informational purposes only and do not constitute specifications. Testing is expected to continue on a periodic basis for the material, however, the frequency is to be determined.

* The nutritional information is calculated based on typical composition of the product and the data for individual products may vary from the information. Calculations based on 4, 4, and 9 calories per gram for protein, carbohydrate, and fat, respectively. This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not a specification.

** Dietary Fiber defined as non-digestible carbohydrates (≥ 3 monomeric units) and lignin that are intrinsic and intact in plants, or added (isolated or synthetic) non-digestible carbohydrates (≥ 3 monomeric units) that have been determined by FDA to have a physiological benefit.

† Added Sugars defined as any “sugar” added during the processing of foods including sugars, sugar syrups, naturally occurring sugars isolated from a whole food and concentrated so that sugar is the primary component (e.g. fruit juice concentrates), or other caloric sweeteners.

‡ Other Carbohydrate: *Note: Certain food additive constituents are not reasonably classified as standard nutritional components. In order to distinguish these constituents from the substances commonly understand to be dietary carbohydrates, they are listed in the “Other Carbohydrate” category.

Regulatory & Compliance


Medium-chain triglycerides are permitted for food uses per previously submitted intended uses and levels. Please contact ABITEC for further information.

Safety & Health

Product Stewardship

ABITEC’s product stewardship rests with all individuals involved with the products, from the initial concept and research, to manufacture, testing, use, sale, storage, distribution and disposition of each product. Each individual takes the appropriate steps to protect employee health, public health and the environment.

Packaging & Availability

Country Availability
Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Europe
  • North America
Standard Packaging
  • 425 lb (192.8 kg) drum
  • 50 lb (22.7 kg) jerrican

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
36 months
Recommended Storage and Handling
  • Preserve in dry location, at ambient temperature.
  • Retest/requalify 36 months from date of manufacture.