Fractionated fatty acids – medium-long chain

How are the fractionated fatty acids obtained

Fractionated fatty acids can be obtained from the fractional distillation of a fatty acid. There are several types of fractionated fatty acids, however, among the main ones we find some like caprylic, lauric or myristic.

What are the uses of fractionated fatty acids?

These types of acids are usually used in different types of products such as:

  • Detergents
  • Lubricants
  • Soaps
  • Esters
  • Cosmetics/beauty Products

Information table of fractionated fatty acids (medium-long chains)

ORIGIN VEGETAL
 LAURIC  MIRISTIC PALMITIC STEARIC
ANALISYS

METHOD

UNITS CYPAFRAK
1295
CYPAFRAK
1495
CYPAFRAK
1695
CYPTEC
AE-90
ACID VALUE
ISO 660
mg KOH/gr. 277-282 242-248 217-221 196-199
IODINE VALUE
ISO 3961
gr.l/100 gr. MAX. 0,5 MAX. 0,5 MAX. 1 MAX. 2
SAPONIFICATION VALUE
ISO 3657
mg KOH/gr. - - - -
TITRE
ISO 935
º centigrade 42-45 52-55 60-65 66-69
COLOUR LOVIBOND 5 1/4"
BS684.1.14
Red units (R) MAX. 0,3 MAX. 0,2 MAX. 0,2 MAX. 1
COLOUR LOVIBOND 5 1/4"
BS684.1.14
Yellow units (Y) MAX. 1 MAX. 2 MAX. 2 MAX. 5
UNSAPONIFIABLES
ISO – 18609
% MAX. 0,3 MAX. 0,3 MAX. 0,3 MAX. 0,5
GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY  ISO 5508/12966-2
CAPRIC ACID C-10 %
MAX. 4 - - -
LAURIC ACID C-12 %
MIN. 95 MAX. 4 MAX. 1 -
MYRISTIC ACID C-14 %
MAX. 4 MIN. 95 MAX. 2 MAX. 1
PALMITIC ACID C-16 %
- MAX. 4 MIN. 95 MAX. 8
STEARIC ACID C-18 %
- - MAX. 4 MIN. 90
OLEIC ACID C-18:1 %
- - - MAX. 2
HIGHER FATTY ACID   %
- - - MAX. 3