What is linolenic acid?
Linolenic acid is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that occurs primarily in vegetable oils called driers (mainly linseed oil or flax) oil which is the major fatty acid, typically accompanied by short saturated fatty acids and other unsaturated fatty acids.
C18H30O2 corresponds to the mono-carboxylic straight-chain acid with 18 carbon atoms and three double bonds “cis”, at position 9, 12 and 15. It has a content of linolenic acid ranging between 45-60%.
- CAS number: 68424-45-3
- EC number: 270-304-8
Origin and production of linolenic acid
Linoleic acid is obtained mainly from the hydrolysis of oils rich in linolenic acid (linseed or flaxseed oil). This fatty acid obtained is purified by subsequent distillation, which results in obtaining the oil.
Oils and fats of natural origin constitute a counterpoint of great value in various industries due to the great reliability and quality of these ingredients in different fields, thus responding to different needs and deficiencies. In addition, this oil is praised in the dietetic and nutritional field because it is an ingredient of great value for the care of our organism.
Properties and applications of linoleic acid
Linolenic acid is a pasty yellowish product at room temperature (freezing point above 20°C). It is a highly valued oil due to the properties it possesses, mainly in cleaning products, such as detergents. It is also used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, among many others.
Linolenic acid is a raw material for air-drying alkyd resins (e.g. interior and exterior paints), epoxy esters, urethane oil, pigment wetting agents, siccatives (cobalt, lead and manganese salts), thickeners, soft soaps, emulsifiers (in amide form), fatty alcohols and amines for detergents, stabilizers (for epoxy resins), among many others. This acid is, therefore, a powerful industrial weapon to produce all kinds of products for different sectors, allowing the creation of high quality and efficient components.
The formulation of our products is carried out in a calibrated way in order to guarantee the highest quality. It is a highly valued acid, not only in our sector but also in some areas of health.
In our company, therefore, we emphasize the importance of oils and resources of natural origin in order to be able to make products for different sectors and thus supply all kinds of needs.
Linoleic acid products and presentations
Flax fatty acid: CYPACID L-80
Our job is to make our products as easy as possible for the consumer and therefore we offer different options according to the needs or tastes of each entity.
All the products we distribute can be delivered in 180 Kg. drums, 850 Kg. containers or in bulk tanks. For more information you can contact us through our web form or through our contact telephone number.
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