Oleic Acid

oleic acid

What is Oleic Acid?

Oleic acid is a liquid oil similar to an omega 9 oil and it is considered the most abundant monounsaturated fatty acid in nature. It is a component that can be found in various foods and it usually comes accompanied by saturated and other unsaturated fatty acids.

It answers by the formula C18H34O2, which corresponds to the mono-carboxylic straight-chain acid with 18 carbon atoms and a double “cis” link in 9th position. It has a minimum purity of 65%. It is a liquid oil that is insoluble in water.

Answer the C18H34O2 formula, which corresponds to the monkey straight-chain carboxylic acid with 18 carbon atoms and a double “cis” link in position 9. It has a minimum purity of 65%. It is an oily liquid which is insoluble in water.

  • CAS number: 92044-96-7
  • EC number: 295-376-8

Origin and extraction of Oleic Acid

origin and obtaining of the oleic acidOleic acid can be obtained from plant sources, for example olive oil or avocado, or from animal origin, for example in pigs. Vegetable oleic acid is obtained from the hydrolysis of olive-pomace oleins and its subsequent distillation. Meanwhile, animal oleic acid is obtained by the hydrolysis of animal fat (tallow), cold fractionation and its subsequent distillation.

Oleic acid from plant origin is a yellowish product -at contact with air, it is previously colorless – is solid at room temperature (freezing point about 20-22° C). Moreover, the animal oleic acid is also a yellowish substance -at contact with air, but in this case is liquid at room temperature because of its low freezing point (

The oil is obtained therefore from a distillation process. It is a derived substance that is fundamental ingredient for the development of diverse products related to various industries.

Properties and applications: Oleic acid

Oleic acid is a substance with multiple properties and applications of great value and importance. Depending on the source from which we get the oil we can apply and use it in various areas.

This liquid is applied and used in various sectors and industries that generate multiple products: detergents, textiles, paints, inks, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, leather, lubricants, etc…

properties and applications of oleic acid

In addition, oleic acid is highly valued because of the benefits to our health and wellbeing, mainly on the liver and cardiovascular field. In addition, it is also a substance that balances and makes us maintain a healthy body weight since it influences the regulation of our metabolism. Likewise it is also used as an intermediate in the chemical synthesis of esters, salts, alkoxides, epoxides and dimer acids.

It is a valuable ingredient to produce different products, primarily pharmaceuticals, textiles, metallurgical and chemicals. It is a substance of great functionality and usability applied to various industries such to create useful and necessary components generating solutions in different areas and sectors.

Products and presentation: Oleic Acid

Animal Oleic: OL-707 CYPAFRAK

Vegetable Oleic : CYPACID I-10 and CYPAFRAK OL-75

All products we distribute can be presented in 180 Kg. drums, in containers of 850 Kg. or in bulk tankers. For more information please contact us.

Some Frequently Asked Questions about Oleic Acid

Where can we find a higher concentration of this acid?

We found oleic acid mainly on olive oil, where we found the highest concentration of this component, around 66-78%. It is also worth noting that, depending on the type of olive, we will find a greater or lesser percentage of oleic acid.

In which nuts can we find this acid?

We can find oleic acid in sack fruits such as peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios and walnuts.

What are the characteristics of this acid?

The first is that it is more stable to oxidation than polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega 6 and omega 3) and that it is more stable at high temperatures than polyunsaturated fatty acids.

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