Oleic Acid

Chemical Name:
9-Octadecanoic Acid
CAS#:
112-80-1, 67701-08-0
  • Product Details & Information

    A monounsaturated fatty acid occurring naturally in both vegetable and animal fats, oleic acid is an important emulsifier and lubricant in many manufacturing processes. Its name refers to the fact that, as a triglyceride ester, it is present in olive oil at high concentrations.

    To support a wide range of potential applications, Acme-Hardesty supplies both plant and animal-based oleic acid. Derived from tallow or responsibly sourced palm oil, our products are available in both food-grade and kosher-certified versions.

    What Is Oleic Acid Used For?

    Oleic acid is prized as an emulsifier, activator, lubricant and surfactant. It is used in the manufacture of many foods and products, including soaps and detergents, textiles, facial creams and lotions, and more. It is also used as an intermediate in the oil and gas industry, in which it plays a key role in fracking and drilling operations.

    The diversity of potential uses of oleic acid requires different grades and formulations of the product. As a leading oleic acid supplier for multiple industries, Acme-Hardesty offers one of the most comprehensive selections on the market today.

    We derive our tallow-based oleic acid exclusively from North American beef and pork sources. Our vegetable-derived products are certified kosher, BSE/TSE-free, not tested on animals and contain no common allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, grain, dairy, eggs, fish and gluten. It is exempt for REACh and is not known to contain any GMOs (genetically modified organisms).

    All of our products are tested to AOCS standards. You can store both vegetable- and animal-based oleic acids at room temperature up to a year after the stated date of manufacture. Please refer to available product data sheets for a complete list of specifications.

    Where to Buy Oleic Acid Online

    Buying oleic acid online is easy with Acme-Hardesty. For small quantities of our kosher, palm oil-derived products, visit our online store. For bulk orders of any product, simply submit a request to our sales team using our secure online form, and we’ll get back to you shortly with a quote. As one of the leading suppliers of oleic acid in bulk quantities, we can easily fulfill any request for clients within North America.

  • Uses & Applications

    Personal Care: Emulsifier for Facial Creams and Lotions

    Food and Beverage: Emulsifer

    Rubber: Activator / Accelerator

    Lubricants and Greases: Rolling Oil, Emulsifier

    Metal Working Fluids: Intermediate

    Oil and Gas: Intermediate for Drilling and Fracking Fluids

    Textiles: Emulsifying and Stabilizing Agent

    Soaps and Detergents: Anionic and Nonionic Surfactants

    CASE: Emulsifier, TOFA Replacement

    Surfactants and Esters: Anionic and Nonionic Surfactant

  • Grades and Forms Available
    Tallow or Palm Based, Food Grade, Kosher
  • Packaging

    Drums, IBC's, Isotanks, Liquid Bulk. Our Palm Based Kosher Oleic Acid is also available in 396# Drums and 5 Gallon Pails in our Online Store.

  • Shelf Life

    One Year from Date of Manufacture when stored according to SDS recommendations

  • INCI Name

    Oleic Acid

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Sales Specifications of Oleic Acid FGK Liquid

ParametersSpecificationsTest Methods
Acid Value 196 – 204 AOCS Te 1a-64
Saponification Value 196 – 204 AOCS Tl 1a-64
Iodine Value 83 – 95 AOCS Tg 1a-64
Titer, ºC 7.5 max AOCS Tr 1a-64
Color, Gardner 2 max AOCS Td 1a-64
Heat Stability (Gardner) 3 max AOCS Td 3a-64
Moisture, % 0.2 max AOCS Ja 2b-87
Unsaponifiables, % 0.5 max AOCS Tk 1a-64
Arsenic, ppm 3 max AAS/Hydride
Heavy Metals (as Pb), ppm 10 max USP
Ash, % 0.01 max AOCS Ca 11-55
Fatty Acid Composition, %:
< C18 15 max AOCS Ce2-66/Ce1-62
C18 2.5 max AOCS Ce2-66/Ce1-62
C18:I 70 min AOCS Ce2-66/Ce1-62
C18:II 18 max AOCS Ce2-66/Ce1-62
C18:III 1.0 max AOCS Ce2-66/Ce1-62
C20 0.5 max AOCS Ce2-66/Ce1-62
Specs & SDS of Oleic Acid FGK (Veg Based)
Specs & SDS of Oleic Acid 100 (Tallow Based)
Specs & SDS of Oleic Acid 105 (Tallow Based)
Specs & SDS of Oleic Acid 120 (Tallow Based)