Often used for making special soaps and as soldering flux for soldering lead came and lead parts. Also used as emulsifier.
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CAS # [112-80-1]C18H34O2
Yellow to red oily liquid; lardlike odor; darkens on exposure to air. insoluble in water;soluble in alcohol,ether and most organic solvents.
Combustible; nontoxic Typical Analysis:
Oleic Acid 67% - 77%
Linoleic Acid 5% - 15%
Stearic Acid < 4%
Palmitolic Acid < 10%
Palmitic Acid < 10%
Myristic Acid < 4%
Iodine Value = 95
Acid Number: 198 - 204
Unsap : < 1%
Oleic acid is used in making soaps in order to provide conditioning, slippery feel, stingy lather, kind to skin.