Is octanol a lipid?

Is octanol a lipid?

See also A Databank of Evaluated Octanol-Water Partition Coefficients (LOGKOW), URL: Cells are mainly made of lipids and they are generally modeled as a lipid bilayer model, with a long hydrophobic (water disliking) chain and a polar hydrophilic (water liking) end.

What is the pKa of octanol?

Structure for FDB012583 (1-Octanol)

Property Value Source
pKa (Strongest Acidic) 16.84 ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic) -2 ChemAxon
Physiological Charge 0 ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count 1 ChemAxon

What is the density of 1-octanol?

824 kg/m³

What does 1-octanol smell like?


Molar mass 130.231 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Odor Aromatic
Density 0.83 g/cm3 (20 °C)

What does pKa tell you about solubility?

The higher the pKa, the stronger the acid ( the more dissociated into protons). This diagram depicts the effect of a change in pH on the lipid solubility of a weak acid. Seeing as many drugs are either weak acids or weak bases, they will either be charged or uncharged in solutions with different pH.

What is the solubility of 1-octanol in water?

The solubility of water in 1-octanol was measured from 2 °C to 96 °C by coulometric Karl Fischer titration. The mass fraction solubility at 25 ° was found to be (48.91 ± 0.13) mg/g.

Does 1-octanol dissolve in water?

1-octanol is not soluble in water beacuse the large, eight carbon alkyl group dominates the intermolecular forces found in the molecule. Since the large R-group forms significantly large dispersion forces which water cannot break up, the compound is water insoluble.

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