Oleic Acid Prices
Chart Description. This chart presents Oleic Acid prices in several countries, as follows:
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About Oleic Acid. Oleic Acid is an organic compound in the fatty acids class, containing one double bond between C9 and C10. It is an odorless, colorless liquid (commercial oil can have yellow/brown color) and the most common fatty acid in nature, although, as the great majority of fatty acids, it is usually found as an ester of glycerol, and not in its free state. Most oleic acid is derived from vegetable oil, such as in olive, palm, peanut and sunflower oil, and animal tallow and it is primarily used in the food industry.
Chemical Formula. C18H34O2
Commercial Grades. USP reference standard (min. 99% purity); FCC grade (or natural grade); technical grade (varying from 60-90% purity, most common being 90%); free of chicken edema factor (for uses in the food industry)
Uses. Oleic acid is used mainly as: component in a wide variety of foods (as a fat/triglycerides additive); soap base; lubricant additive; emulsifier in cosmetics; emulsifier in metalworking fluids; rubber lubricant; adhesives production; pharmaceutical solvent; softener; manufacturing of oleates; manufacturing of ointments; surface coating; solubilizing agent in aerosol products; flotation frothing agent; foam stabilizer; detergent production
- Natural oil/fatty acids (palm, rapeseed, tallow) (fractionation)
- Palm acid (selective crystallization)
- Tail oil fatty acid (solvent crystallization)
Derivatives. Oleic acid is used as raw material in the production of the following chemicals: Azelaic acid; n-butyl oleate; glycerol (mono and dioleate); oleamide; oleic acid diethanolamide; oleoyl sarcosine; pelargonic acid; polyethylene glycol (mono and dioleate); and triolein.
Methodology. The chemicals pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.
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