Methyl Palmitate / Oleate
The UNICON SP 5 (Heavy Cut Methyl Ester) is a mixture of Methyl Palmitate (C16, 15- 30%) and Methyl Oleate (70-85%); “R” in the structural diagram above represents a saturated alkyl chain of carbon atoms equal to 15 or 17. Not including the methyl ester group, there are an even number of carbon atoms in the molecule. It is a clear Liquid under ambient conditions with a musty odor.
(All Properties @22OC (72OF), 760 mmHg unless stated)
Specific Gravity: 0.87
Vapour Pressure: <5 mmHg
Melting Point: 6.29OC (42.8OF)
Viscosity :7 cp
Boiling Point: 354.3OC (669.2OF)
Insoluble in water under ambient conditions, but suitable solvents include ethyl ether and mineral oil.
End-use applications for UNICON SP 5 include soap-making, amides, chlorinated lubricants, cutting oils, defoamers, gear oils, ink solvents, isopropyl esters, jet lubricants, methyl ester sulphonates, plasticizers, PEG Esters, rolling oils, sulphurised lubricants, low – VOC Solvents, metalworking fluids, solvents for inks, solvents for paint removal, production of plastizer alcohols, emulsifiers, stabilizers, resins, and flavorings.
Shelf life is affected by how a product is stored. We expect the shelf life of Fatty Alcohols to be about 1 year if it is kept under the recommended storage and handling conditions.
Storage and Handling (recommended)
Storage temp Targets: 32OC (90OF) (Max: 38 OC (100OF)
Nitrogen Blanket: Not Necessary
Rail car or Tank Truck: Carbon Steel
Agitation/ Recirculation: Necessary only when Heating
Storage Tank: Carbon Steel
Pumps and Lines: Carbon Steel
∙ Methyl Esters attack, swell and soften many different types of rubbers and plastics such as gaskets and hoses.
∙ Concrete is slowly swollen & deteriorated by contact; avoid recurring drips or leaks, and clean up spills promptly.
∙ Ambient temperature is acceptable even if it is higher than the maximum temperature.
Siddharth U. Pradhan
Tel: +91.98200 65919
Ashwin U. Pradhan
Tel: +91.98202 56209