- Chemical Name:
- 9-Octadecanoic Acid
- 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 AvailableTallow or Palm Based, Food Grade, Kosher
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
|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|