OLEIC ACID - (112-80-1)

Introduction

Name: oleic acid; (9Z)-octadec-9-enoic acid; (9Z)-octadecenoic acid
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 112-80-1
Chemical Formula: C18H34O2 or CH3(CH2)7CHCH(CH2)7COOH
Molar Mass: 282.46136 g
Mass Percent: C 76.538 %; H 12.132 %; O 11.328 % 

Classification

• organic • alkene • carboxylic acid

Uses/Function

• "Prep[aratio]n of Turkey red oil, soft soap and other oleates; in polishing comp[oun]ds; waterproofing textiles, oiling wool; manuf[acturing] driers; thickening lubricating oils. Pharmaceutic acid (solvent). The barium salt in rodent extermination. Diagnostic aid (pancreatic function)." 1

• "An unsaturated fatty acid found in most organic fats and oils." 2

Physical Properties

Melting Point:*
13.4°C 3 = 286.55 K = 56.12°F
Boiling Point:*
286°C at 100 mm Hg3 = 559.15 K = 546.8°F
Density (g/cm3):
0.8935 at 20°C 3
* - 1 atm pressure

Solubility

Qualitative:
soluble:  • • • 3

Bonding

Double Bonds: 2
Triple Bonds: 0
Sigma Bonds: 53
Pi Bonds: 2
Total: 55
Carboxyl Groups: 1
Hydroxyl Groups: 0

For More Information

Sources

(1) - The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals, 13th ed.; Budavari, S.; O'Neil, M.J.; Smith, A.; Heckelman, P. E.; Kinneary, J. F., Eds.; Merck & Co.: Whitehouse Station, NJ, 2001; entry 6898.
(2) - Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 18th ed.; F. A. David Company: Philadelphia, PA, 1997; p 22.
(3) - Lide, David R. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 83rd ed.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 2002; p 3-228.