Oleic Acid USP

Oleic acid is a fatty acid that occurs naturally in various animal and vegetable fats and oils. It is odorless, colorless oil, although commercial samples may be yellowish. The term “oleic” means related to, or derived from, oil of olive, the oil that is predominantly composed of oleic acid.


Oleic acid is used in the normal human diet as a part of animal fats and vegetable oils.
Oleic acid as its sodium salt is a major component of soap as an emulsifying agent. It is also used as an emollient. Small amounts of oleic acid are used as an excipient  in pharmaceuticals, and it is used as an emulsifying or solubilizing agent in aerosol products.


Chemical Name: Oleic Acid
Mol. Formula: C18H34O2
Mol. Weight: 282.46 g·mol−1
CAS No: 112-80-1


General Specifications

Test Specification…USP
Characters Clear, yellowish or brownish, oily liquid.
Solubility Practically insoluble in water, miscible with alcohol and with ethylene chloride.
Specific gravity Between 0.889 and 0.895.
Congealing temperature between 3 and 10
Acid value between 196 and 204
Iodine value between 85 and 95
Residue on ignition Maximum 0.01%
Organic Volatile Impurity Passes Test
Assay Not less than 85% and not more than 95%


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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