What is Lauric Acid
Lauric acid or systematically, dodecanoic acid, is a saturated fatty acid with a 12-carbon atom chain, thus having many properties of medium-chain fatty acids, is a bright white, powdery solid with a faint odor of bay oil or soap. The salts and esters of lauric acid are known as laurates. It is found in many vegetable fats, particularly in coconut and palm kernel oils. People use it as medicine.
- Synonyms: Deodecanoic Acid, Lauric Acid, Lauric Fatty Acid
- INCI: Lauric Acid
- Chemical formula: C12H24O2
- CAS #: 143-07-7
- Hazard: H318: causes serious eye damage
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|Appearance||White waxy flake|
Fatty acid odor
|Solubilities||Insoluble in water|
Ethanol and alcohol ether soluble
|Flash point||335°F (168.3°C)|
|Freezing point||111°F (43.9°C)|
|Molecular weight||200.32 g/mol|
|Weight per gallon||7.34 lb/gal|
|Class||Acid, Fatty Acid|
USES AND APPLICATIONS FOR LAURIC ACID
Lauric acid uses include acid chlorides, amphoteric surfactant intermediate, anti ageing creams & lotions, antiperspirants, bar soap, betaines, body wash, cosmetics, deodorants, emollient, emulsifier, exfoliant scrub, facial cleaner, foundations, glycerol esters, hair care, hair colorants, imidazolines, lip balm, liquid hand soap, lubricant, moisturizing cream formulations, organic peroxides, sarcosinates, shaving cream, shower gels, skin care products, etc
- Food and Nutrition: Lauric acid is used as a vegetable shortening.
- Personal Care: Its natural bay leaf-like scent can be used in high amounts to add fragrance to products, but it's more often used as a base for cleansing agents, and, increasingly, for its skin-soothing actions.
- Pharmaceutical: Lauric acid is used for treating viral infections including influenza (the flu); swine flu; avian flu; the common cold; fever blisters, cold sores, and genital herpes caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV); genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV); and HIV/AIDS.
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.
In North America, Brenntag is a top distributor of lauric acid. We use our global relationships with proven chemical producers and suppliers with our world-class supply chain to offer you competitive prices and reliable logistics that can’t be beat.
To offer the best possible service, Brenntag has created a network of over 190 locations across the United States and Canada. This puts us closer to you and allows us to get to know you and understand your requirements. Our team is ready to create custom solutions for your lauric acid needs.
Lauric acid is available in bags of 50 lbs quantities.
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