- Chemical Name:
- Nonanedioic Acid
- Product Details & Information
Azelaic acid (nonanedioic acid) is a saturated dicarboxylic acid with a chemical structure of (CH2)7(CO2H)2. It is derived primarily from wheat, rye and barley, and is sold as a fine white powder under a variety of trade names. Acme-Hardesty is an authorized distributor of Matrilox LA001M azelaic acid. Our product is made from environmentally friendly, sustainable sources, and offers the exceptional purity necessary for a wide range of medical and industrial applications. Keep reading to learn more, or contact Acme-Hardesty directly for assistance.
Azelaic acid is a naturally occurring compound produced by a yeast called Malassezia furfur. For industrial applications, azelaic acid is made by the ozonolysis of oleic acid. Acme-Hardesty’s product is fully European in origin and derived from oils obtained from sustainably produced vegetable crops. As a result, it is fully vegetarian and both GMO- and BSE/TSE-free. It is also free of common allergens such as tree nuts, peanuts, dairy and gluten.
Acme-Hardesty offers an extremely pure bulk azelaic acid powder consisting of a minimum 98% C9 dibasic acid. Dibasic acid less than C9 makes up no more than 1.5% of our product, while a maximum of 1.0% consists of acids greater than C9. A rigorous internal testing process ensures that water content is no more than 0.2%.
Our azelaic acid has an acid value between 585 – 610 mg KOH/g and a melting point between 102 – 110°C. Color transmission is a minimum of 80 at 440 nm and 90 at 550 nm. For detailed product specifications, please refer to the product data sheet, available on this page. You can also contact Acme-Hardesty directly with any further questions.
- Uses & Applications
Azelaic acid has a number of common applications:
Medical:Azelaic acid is an active ingredient in many topical creams and other prescription treatments for light-to-moderate acne. Like other dicarboxylic acids, it is effective at killing acne-causing bacteria and decreasing keratin production. Products containing azelaic acid are also used to treat rosacea, melasma and other skin pigmentation problems.
Polymers:Azelaic acid esters are used as a basic component of renewable and degradable plastics. Because our product is derived entirely from plant sources, it is better for the environment than plastics produced wholly from fossil fuels. Azelaic acid is also used to prepare PVC plasticizers.
Lubricants and corrosion inhibitors:Azelaic acid is a component of synthetic lubricants and corrosion inhibitors, and is frequently used as a thickening agent in lithium complex greases.
Handling and Storage Information
Acme-Hardesty azelaic acid powder should be kept in a tightly closed container away from sources of heat, light and flames. Long-term storage should be at temperatures between 16-40°C, in a dry and well-ventilated place. As it is a powder, it poses an explosive risk and should be handled with appropriate care.
Azelaic acid is a mild irritant. Appropriate first aid procedures should be followed in the event of contact with the skin or eyes. Wear protective clothing, safety glasses and a dust respirator at all times. Discard unused or spoiled product in accordance with local regulations.
For detailed storage and handling information, please consult the azelaic acid MSDS sheet, available for download on this page.
Your Source for Sustainable Azelaic Acid
Acme-Hardesty has partnered with Matrica, an Italian firm offering renewable biochemicals and related products, to be your exclusive supplier of LA001M azelaic acid and other products from the Matrilox lineup. As a leader in sustainable fatty acids for more than 70 years, we are always looking for partners who share our vision of making responsible industrial chemicals accessible to customers around the world.
Like us, Matrica is committed to oversight at all stages of the supply chain. The company works exclusively with European producers to source ethically harvested raw materials with a low environmental impact. By working closely with farmers, suppliers and intermediaries, Matrica and Acme-Hardesty are proactively building stronger communities from the ground up.
Contact Acme-Hardesty for More Information
We are proud to be a leading distributor of azelaic acid from Matrica. We offer low pricing, excellent customer service and the peace of mind you can only get from working with a company committed to the highest environmental and ethical standards.
To request a quote for an order of bulk azelaic acid, or for any of our other biochemicals, please use the form on this page to submit your request. You can also call or email our office for direct assistance from one of our knowledgeable team members.
- Grades and Forms Available
- INCI NameNonanedioic Acid
|Appearance @ 20°C||White to Slight Yellow Powder||Visual|
|Acid Value, mg KOH/g||585 – 610||Internal Method|
|Melting Point, °C||102 – 110||Internal Method|
|Water Content (w/w), %||0.2 max||Internal Method|
|Color Transmission, 440 nm||80 min||Internal Method|
|Color Transmission, 550 nm||90 min||Internal Method|
|Dibasic Acid Content, %:||—||—|
|Less than C9||1.5 max||GC|
|C9 (Azelaic Acid)||98 min||GC|
|Greater than C9||1.0 max||GC|