PME 1298 (Methyl Laurate)
- Chemical Name:
- Dodecanoic Acid Methyl Ester or Lauric Acid Methyl Ester
- Product Details & Information
Methyl Laurate, also known as Dodecanoic Acid Methyl Ester and Lauric Acid Methyl Ester, falls under the category of Fractionated Palm Methyl Esters. Methyl Laurate liquid is derived primarily from vegetable oils and is clear to slightly yellow in color. Methyl Laurate is also insoluble in water, although it is soluble in most organic solvents. It produces a slight odor that can range from floral to “winey.” This laurate can be used in a wide range of applications including the manufacturing of lubricants, metalworking fluids, solvents, oiling agents and many others.
Lauric Acid Methyl Ester is classified as a safe material that is non-hazardous to humans and the environment. However, it should be used with caution, as it could cause some minor health issues in certain circumstances. It may cause irritation when inhaled, ingested or reaches the eyes, and it may cause redness when coming in contact with the skin. Methyl Laurate should be stored in its original container in a cool, dry environment and kept away from open sources of heat.
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- Uses & Applications
Metal Working Fluids: Methyl Laurate acts as a chemical intermediate in metal working fluids and rolling fluids, as well as a lubricant. An intermediate is a material that is produced during the middle stages of a chemical reaction and facilitates a further reaction to achieve the desired outcome.
Textiles: Methyl Laurate is used as a raw material for spin finishes and as an oiling agent for textile manufacturing applications. It serves as an effective Replacement for mineral oil.
Lubricants and Greases: A wide range of industrial lubricants and greases contain Methyl Laurate due to its easy solubility in organic materials and insolubility in water. In particular, it works well as a lubricity additive for metalworking that is oil soluble and water emulsifiable.
CASE: The Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers industry also uses Dodecanoic Acid Methyl Ester as an intermediate in the manufacturing of a wide range of products.
- Grades and Forms Available
Liquid, M1298, Standard
Drums, IBC's, Isotanks
- Shelf Life
One Year from Date of Manufacture when stored according to MSDS recommendations
- INCI Name
|Acid Value||0.5 max||ASTM D 1980-87|
|Saponification Value||260 – 264||ASTM D 5558-95|
|Iodine Value||0.5 max||ASTM D 5554-95|
|Moisture, %||0.1 max||ASTM D 6304-00|
|Titer, °C||ca. 6||ASTM D 1982-85|
|Color, Lovibond 5.25”||2.0Y / 0.2R||AOCS Cc 13e-92|
|Carbon Chain Distribution, %:||—||In-house method by GC|