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Offline Richie Leib

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Caproic (Hexanoic) Acid aroma neutralization Possible?
« on: September 01, 2021, 08:45:05 AM »
Hi Everyone, I'm reproducing my Grandad's formula for a personal care product and the distinctive "aroma" of the Caproic Acid component is kind of a downer. Is there any way of neutralizing the "scent" without going to another fatty acid with a longer chain? If anyone has any ideas that would be very "pleasant".

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Re: Caproic (Hexanoic) Acid aroma neutralization Possible?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2021, 02:53:20 PM »
Probably by neutralization. Keep pH higher then 7.

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Re: Caproic (Hexanoic) Acid aroma neutralization Possible?
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 11:02:59 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion my friend. I'll check my pH after the product is cooked and try to neutralize at that stage.

Note: I accidentally overheated some of this stuff to boiling in my basement lab and it took weeks to get the worst of the smell out. There's still a lingering stench. It was horrible! I'm glad I didn't cook in the the regular kitchen. My wife would have killed me!

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Re: Caproic (Hexanoic) Acid aroma neutralization Possible?
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 12:04:22 PM »
Can you use ester (e.g. methyl caproate) instead?
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Re: Caproic (Hexanoic) Acid aroma neutralization Possible?
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 12:11:50 PM »
Some if my "friends" in high-school stole valeric acid from my lab and contaminated our school with this material, the stench lingered for months. The head-master blamed me…..

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