Alfa Chemistry: More than 100 Fatty Acids Are Now Available for Soap Production

Alfa Chemistry is an ISO 9001:2015 certified supplier of high-quality chemicals. Among its diversified product portfolio, lipids and fatty acids are areas in which its strengths shine. Fairly recently, Alfa Chemistry announced the offering of more than 100 fatty acids for both researchers and soap manufacturers worldwide.

Fatty Acids have been the major ingredients in the production of all types of soaps. Therefore, the quality of fatty acids has a decisive role in the final soap products. With constant improvements being made in fatty acid processing, researchers predict that the use of fatty acids in soap production will continue to expand in the years to come.

“Simply put, soap is produced by the saponification or hydrolysis of fat or oil droplets. In this process, the fat or oil reacts with a strong base, such as sodium or potassium hydroxide, to produce fatty acid salts,” said one of the senior scientists from Alfa Chemistry. 

The most popular fatty acids used for soap-making include: lauric, myristic, palmitic, stearic, ricinoleic, oleic, linoleic, and linolenic acids, each bringing unique properties to the finished product. 

Below are some of the best-selling soaps of fatty acids at Alfa Chemistry:

Sodium caprate (CAS 1002-62-6), Sodium caproate (CAS 10051-44-2), Sodium heptanoate (CAS 10051-45-3), Sodium 11-14-17-eicosatrienoate (CAS 103302-16-5), Sodium propionate (CAS 137-40-6), Sodium nonanoate (CAS 14047-60-0), Sodium oleate (CAS 143-19-1), Sodium butyrate (CAS 156-54-7), Sodium caprylate (CAS 1984-06-1), Sodium 10-undecenoate (CAS 3398-33-2), Sodium palmitate (CAS 408-35-5), Sodium ricinoleate (CAS 5323-95-5), Sodium valerate (CAS 6106-41-8), Sodium laurate (CAS 629-25-4), Sodium arachidonate (CAS 6610-25-9), Sodium myristate (CAS 822-12-8), Sodium stearate (CAS 822-16-2), Sodium linoleate (CAS 822-17-3), Sodium undecanoate, Sodium tridecanoate, Sodium pentadecanoate, Sodium heptadecanoate, Sodium nonadecanoate, Sodium arachidate, Sodium heneicosanoate, Sodium behenate, and many more.

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Alfa Chemistry is a regular partner for many research institutes, universities, and companies, supplying wide-ranging chemicals and materials. With non-stopping endeavors, Alfa Chemistry has expanded its offering to nearly all types of chemicals and even the newly emerging materials, including but not limited to ionic liquids, reagents, ion exchange resins, surface coating materials, catalysts, reference materials, lipids, functional polymers, materials, metals, polymers, and surfactants.

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