Potassium Oleate
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Potassium Oleate
Alias
Potassium (Z)-9-octadecenoate
Category
Anionic surfactants-Carboxylate
CAS No.
143-18-0
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C18H33KO2
Molecular Weight: 320.55
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: (1), pale yellow to brown liquid or paste; (2), pale yellow powder.
Odor: odor of animal fats or vegetable oils.
Solubility: soluble in water. soluble in ethanol.
Stability: stable. easily oxidized.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: rat oral LD50: > 5000mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent cleaning, foaming, emulsifying, dispersing, lubricating abilities. intolerance to hard water.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
solid or paste
liquid
actives*, %, ≥
90.0
25-50
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Widely cleansing agent in household cleaning products.
Use as cleansing agent.
Use as dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.
Use as lubricant.
Use as catalyst.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:143-18-0
Update: 20131102(1);

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