Myristic Acid (C14)

Myristic Acid (C14)

Inci Name:

Myristic Acid

Chemical Name:
Tetradecanoic Acid

Myristic acid — also known as tetradecanoic acid — is a saturated fatty acid with 14 carbon atoms that has many industrial applications. Acme-Hardesty myristic acid is a minimum 98-percent pure and obtained wholly from vegetable-based (palm oil) sources. We sell our product as a white, flaky solid and is available in kosher and food grades. Keep reading to learn more or contact Acme-Hardesty for more information.

Uses & Applications

Myristic acid has a wide range of uses in various industries and manufacturing processes. You can find it in foods and beverages, in which it is used as a flow agent and emulsifier. It is a surfactant in soaps, detergents and textiles, as well as an intermediate, internal or external lubricant in plastics. Isopropyl myristate, an ester of myristic acid, is used in the preparation of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products to promote absorption through the skin.

  • Surfactants and Esters: Anionic and Nonionic Surfactants for Chemicals, Textiles, Food, Soap & Detergent
  • Food and Beverage: Flow Agent and Emulsifier
  • Plastics: Intermediate, Internal and External Lubricant
  • Soaps and Detergents: Anionic/Nonionic Surfactants
  • Textiles: Anionic/Nonionic Surfactants
  • Personal Care: Emulsifier for Facial Creams and Lotions

Product Details

Food Grade, Kosher, Flakes

A Vegetable-Based Product

Myristic acid can be obtained from both vegetable oils and animal fats. Acme-Hardesty myristic acid is processed only from responsibly harvested palm kernel oil. As a result, it is free of BSE/TSE, as well as common allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, grain, dairy, eggs, fish and gluten.

Our company is proud to be a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). We are also committed to not using GMO products and the animal-free testing of our products to AOCS standards.

Bags, Supersacks. Our Myristic Acid is also available in 50# Bags in our Online Store

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