Oleic Acid

Oleic Acid

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  • (Z)-octadec-9-enoic acid
  • 38231200
  • C18H34O2
  • Colorless to pale yellow liquid
  • 112-80-1
  • Elainic acid, cis-9-Octadecenoic acid
  • 1 @ 21 MT Flexi Bag
    21 MT / 20' FCL
    180 Kg Steel Drum
    14 MT/20' FCL
    180 Kgs MS/HDPE Drum or Flexibags
    185 Kgs Steel Drums
Grade Origin Download
75% Min
72% Min
80% Min


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.

It is used as an emollient in cosmetics.

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

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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