Lauric Acid

Lauric acid carries a relatively unknown name outside the chemical industry, but Lauric Acid is a common ingredient in many vegetable fats — such as cooking oils — and is used in a range of treatments for diseases and infections. As a saturated fat, Lauric Acid is subject to many strict manufacturing and transportation regulations, which is why it takes an experienced distributor to guarantee top quality and reliable delivery.


Molar Weight200.32 g/mol
Melting Point43.2°C
Boiling Point298.9°C
Flash Point> 113 °C
Density0.88 g/cc

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Skin care products
  • Lubricants
  • Soaps and detergents
  • Beauty products
  • Emulsifying agent


  • Cleaning
  • Cosmetics
  • Food

Synonyms: Dodecanoic Acid, Lauric Acid, Lauric Fatty Acid

Chemical Formula: C12H24O2

CAS Number: 143-07-7