Triheptanoin - CAS 620-67-7

Triheptanoin (CAT: I011400) is a synthetic triglyceride compound consisting of three heptanoic acid (C7) molecules esterified to a glycerol backbone. It is a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) and is metabolized differently than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs). Triheptanoin is primarily used as a therapeutic agent for the management of certain metabolic disorders, including fatty acid oxidation disorders (FAODs) and glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1-DS). Due to its unique metabolism, triheptanoin provides an alternative energy source that can bypass the impaired metabolic pathways in these disorders. It is metabolized to generate ketone bodies, which can serve as an energy source for the brain and other tissues.

Catalog Number: I011400

CAS Number: 620-67-7

PubChem Substance ID:355431833

Molecular Formula: C24H44O6

Molecular Weight:428.61

Purity: ≥95%

* For research use only. Not for human or veterinary use.


SynonymsDermofeel TC 7; Glycerol triheptanoate; Glyceryl triheptanoate; Lanol 37T?Trienanthoin; Triheptanoic glyceride; Triheptanoin; Trioenanthoin


Molecular Formula: C24H44O6
Molecular Weight428.61
Target:fatty acid metabolic modulator

Computed Descriptor

IUPAC Name2,3-di(heptanoyloxy)propyl heptanoate