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Myristic acid



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Myristic acid crystallizes in the form of leaves, is a waxy substance that is practically insoluble in water,

but dissolves only in benzene, chloroform, ethanol, ether and acetone. It is obtained mainly from nutmeg oil,

from solid triglyceride of myristic acid and extracted by pressing nuts Myristica moschata,

as well as from the oil of fruits of other Myristica species by saponification and distillation in a vacuum.

It is found in abundance in the form of the same triglyceride in Canarium commune oil, in small amounts in coconut oil and some other vegetable fats.

Synonyms and international names
Tetradecanoic acid, fatty organic acid

English. spelling: myristic acid, tetradecanoic acid

Myristic acid is used:

in the cosmetic industry (shampoo, shaving cream and soap);

in the food industry (flavoring).

in the tobacco industry

bag 25 kg

2 years

Used with this product:

- 12-hydroxystearic acid (12-HOSC)

- Alpha olefin sodium sulfonate (AOS, AOS)


- Xanthan gum

- Lauric acid

- Oleic acid

- Palm oil

- Stearic acid MASFLEX

- Trilon B disodium salt

- Trilon B tetrasodium salt