Agent Name

Ammonium oleate

CAS Number

544-60-5

Formula

C18-H34-O2.H3-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

9-Octadecenoic acid, ammonium salt; Ammonia soap; Ammonium 9-octadecenoate; Ammonium oleate; Oleic acid, ammonium salt (8CI); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ammonium Compounds

Description

Yellow to brownish solid with an odor of ammonia; [Hawley] Softens at 10 to 13 deg C; melts at 21 to 22 deg C; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in cosmetics and as an emulsifying agent; [Hawley] Used in detergents and to solidify alcohol; [Merck Index] Used as a dispersing agent in polishes for nonferrous metals; [Ullmann]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO]

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