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Oleic Acid

Oleic Acid in Tradeasia

IUPAC Name

(Z)-octadec-9-enoic acid

Cas Number

112-80-1

HS Code

38231200

Formula

C18H34O2

Basic Info

Appearance

Colorless to pale yellow liquid

Common Names

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Packaging

180 Kg Steel Drum, 14 MT/20' FCL

1 @ 21 MT Flexi Bag, 21 MT / 20' FCL

180 Kgs MS/HDPE Drum or Flexibags

185 Kgs Steel Drums

Brief Overview
Oleic acid is a mono-unsaturated omega-9 unsaturated fatty acid that is naturally abundant in various animals and vegetable fats and oils. It is an odorless, colorless oil, although commercial samples may have a yellowish tint. In chemical terms, oleic acid is classified as a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid. The term "oleic" means related to, or derived from, oil or olive, the oil that is predominantly composed of oleic acid.

Manufacturing Process

Hydrolytic splitting of tallow, followed by fractional distillation and solvent crystallization.

- Derived from hydrolysis & distillation of triolein.

- Free fatty acid is obtained from the glyceride by hydrolysis, steam distillation & separation by crystallization or solvent extraction. Filtration from press cake results in oleic acid of commerce (red oil) which is purified & bleached for specific uses.

Chemical raw material
It is used to produce auxiliary, emulsion and printing ink.

Cosmetics
It is used as an emollient in cosmetics.

Manufacturing
It is used in the manufacturing of surfactants, soaps, plasticizers.

Others
Small amounts of oleic acid are used as an excipient in pharmaceuticals. Oleic acid is also used as an emulsifying or solubilizing agent in aerosol products.

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