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Lauric acid

Lauric acid, CAS 143-07-7, chemical formula C12H24O2, is produced as a white crystalline powder, has a slight odor of bay oil, and is soluble in water, alcohols, phenyls, haloalkanes, and acetates. It is non-toxic, safe to handle, inexpensive, and has a long shelf life. It is mainly used in the manufacture and production of soaps and other cosmetics as well as scientific laboratory uses.
 

Applications

  • Used in the Manufacturing of soaps and other cosmetics.
  • Used to investigate the molar mass of unknown substances via freezing-point depression.
  • Used as an intermediate and as a surface active agent.
  • Used in the cleaning, furnishing, and production of personal care products.
  • Increases total serum cholesterol more than many of the other fatty acids.

Manufacturer

  • Emery
  • Southern Acid (M) Berhad
  • Evyap
  • Dua Kuda Indonesia
  • KLK Oleo
  • Pacific Oleo

Stearic Acid

Stearic Acid, also called Octadecanoic Acid, is one of the most common long-chain fatty acids. It is found in combined form in natural animal and vegetable fats. Commercial stearic acid is a mixture of approximately equal amounts of stearic and palmitic acids and small amounts of oleic acid. It is employed in the manufacture of candles, cosmetics, shaving soaps, lubricants, and pharmaceuticals.
 

Applications

  • Used in the production of detergents, soaps, and cosmetics such as shampoos and shaving cream products.
  • Used along with castor oil for preparing softeners in textile sizing.
  • Personal Care Products
  • Being inexpensively available and chemically benign, stearic acid finds many niche applications
  • Used in the manufacture of candles
  • In fireworks, stearic acid is often used to coat metal powders such as aluminum and iron. This prevents oxidation, allowing compositions to be stored for a longer period of time.
  • It is a common lubricant during injection molding and pressing of ceramic powders.
  • It is used as a mold release for foam latex that is baked in stone molds.

Manufacturer

  • Emery
  • Southern Acid (M) Berhad
  • Evyap
  • Dua Kuda Indonesia
  • KLK Oleo
  • Pacific Oleo

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