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Technical Data Sheet

  • Adhesives/sealants-B&C
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Paints & coatings
  • Polymer modification
  • Protective coatings
Key Attributes
  • Excellent color stability
  • Exceptionally high purity
  • Low odor level & uniform fatty acid composition
  • Low saturated acids and unsaponifiables content
  • Water-white initial color

Product Description
Pamolyn™ 100 Oleic Acid is an exceptionally high purity grade of oleic acid derived wholly from a tall oil fatty acid source. It is a low odor, essentially water white, low titer, oily liquid. Pamolyn™ 100 Oleic Acid is a unique commercial fatty acid in that it contains, typically, 90% oleic acid, all of which is in the naturally occurring cis-isomer form. Because Pamolyn™ 100 Oleic Acid contains only a low percentage of polyunsaturated acids, it has excellent oxidation resistance and color stability. Saturated fatty acids and unsaponifiables in Pamolyn™ 100 Oleic Acid are also outstandingly low. Pamolyn™ 100 is used in numerous cosmetic and personal care applications, functioning as an emulsifier or surfactant.

Typical Properties

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
Acid Number 198
Fatty Acids 99 %
Rosin Acids nil
Unsaponifiables 0.3 %
Water 0.2 %
Color, Gardner 1
     after heat testD 1981-611+
Iodine NumberWijs90
Saponification Number 199
Titer 11 °C
Specific Gravity 
     @ 25°C 0.888 kg/L (7.40 lb/gal)
Fatty Acid Composition 
     C16:0GC0.2 %
     C18:0 2.6 %
     C18:1 89 %
     C18:2 7 %
     C18:3 0.1 %
Conjugated Linoleic AcidGC1.5 %

Tank cars: Aluminum, Kanigen- and resin-lined cars;Tank wagons and Drums: 55-gal (208-l), ICC-17E-type, nonreturnable lined steel drums. Net contents 410 lbs (186 kg).

Do not store in carbon steel containers since fatty acids will react and discolor. Inside storage and "first in first out" inventory control is recommended. Storage at temperatures above 30°C should be avoided. Fatty acids are susceptible to gradual oxidation, some more so than others. This could result in darkening and/or it could have an adverse effect on the solubility of the product in organic solvents or on its compatibility with polymers. Accordingly, it is recommended that strict control of inventory be observed at all times, taking care that the oldest material is used first. Material will remain within product specification limits for a period of at least twelve months after shipment from Eastman''s production facilities, provided recommended storage conditions are observed. However, as neither the processing conditions for the product, nor the end use applications for which it is used can be anticipated and extreme conditions can affect the product quality, it is recommended that the material be tested upon receipt.

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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