Oleic Acid, FCC Grade

Suitable for Use in Products Meant for Human Consumption

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About Oleic Acid, FCC Grade

Oleic acid is a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid. It is often found in various animal and vegetable fats and oils. Chemically, it is a carboxylic acid with an 18-carbon chain and a cis-double bond at the ninth carbon from the omega end.

Oleic Acid, FCC Grade, is a high-quality, food-grade version of oleic acid, suitable for use in products meant for human consumption.

Common Uses and Applications

  • Food Industry: It is used as a food additive in the manufacturing of food products such as margarine, baked goods, confectionery, and dressings. It can also be used as a flavoring agent and as a carrier for food additives.
  • Pharmaceutical Industry: Oleic acid is utilized in pharmaceutical formulations as an excipient, especially in the production of oral and topical medications. It can act as a lubricant, emulsifier, and solubilizer in pharmaceutical preparations.
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care Products: Oleic acid is commonly found in skincare products such as lotions, creams, and moisturizers due to its emollient properties. It helps to soften and smooth the skin, providing hydration and improving the texture of cosmetic formulations.
  • Soap and Detergent Industry: It is used in the production of soaps, detergents, and other cleaning products as a surfactant and emulsifier. Oleic acid helps to create a stable foam and improves the cleansing properties of these products.
  • Industrial Applications: Oleic acid is utilized in various industrial processes such as the manufacturing of lubricants, plasticizers, and paints. It can also be used in the production of biodiesel as a feedstock for renewable fuel.Lubricants and Greases: Oleic acid can be used as a component in lubricants and greases, particularly in laboratory-scale formulations for research and development purposes. It can help reduce friction and wear between moving parts in mechanical systems.


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