Glycerol Mono-Oleate BP

1-oleoylglycerol is a 1-monoglyceride where the acyl group is oleoyl. It derives from an oleic acid.


It is used as a Lubricants and lubricant additives. Also used as a Surface active agents.



Test       Specification
Characters It occurs as amber, oily liquids that may be partially solidified at room temperature.

Test A

Test B

Test C


1.       Iodine value

2.       Thin-layer chromatography

3.       It complies with the limits of the assay (monoacylglycerol content)

Solubility Practically insoluble in water, freely soluble in methylene chloride.
Acid value Not more than 6.0
Iodine value 65.0 to 95.0
Peroxide value Not more than 12.0
Saponification value 150 to 175
Free glycerol Not more than 6.0%
Composition of fatty acids-

1.       Palmitic acid

2.       Stearic acid

3.       Oleic acid

4.       Linoleic acid

5.       Linolenic acid

6.       Arachidic acid

7.       Eicosenoic acid


1.       Not more than 12.0%

2.       Not more than 6.0%

3.       Not less than 60.0%

4.       Not more than 35.0%

5.       Not more than 2.0%

6.       Not more than 2.0%

7.       Not more than 2.0%

Water Not more than 1.0 %
Total Ash Not more than 1.0 %

1. monoacylglycerol content

2. diacylglycerol

3. triacylglycerol


1.       32.0%-52.0%


2.       30.0%-50.0%

3.       5.0%- 20.0%


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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We observe WHO Good manufacturing practice and Good laboratory practice.

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