Cocamide MEA

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Cocamide MEA

Lauramide MEA, a main component of cocamide MEA
Identifiers
CAS number68140-00-1
Properties
Molecular formulaCH3(CH2)nCONHCH2CH2OH
Density1.08-1.09 g/cm3[1]
Melting point124 °C[1]
Boiling point>200 °C[1]
Hazards
LD50> 3000 mg/kg (oral, rat)[1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references
 
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Cocamide MEA

Lauramide MEA, a main component of cocamide MEA
Identifiers
CAS number68140-00-1
Properties
Molecular formulaCH3(CH2)nCONHCH2CH2OH
Density1.08-1.09 g/cm3[1]
Melting point124 °C[1]
Boiling point>200 °C[1]
Hazards
LD50> 3000 mg/kg (oral, rat)[1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Cocamide MEA, or cocamide monoethanolamine, is a solid, off-white to tan compound, often sold in flaked form. The solid melts to yield a pale yellow viscous clear to amber liquid. It is a mixture of fatty acid amides which is produced from the fatty acids in coconut oil when reacted with ethanolamine.

Uses[edit]

Cocamide MEA and other cocamide ethanolamines such as cocamide DEA are used as foaming agents and nonionic surfactants in shampoos and bath products, and as emulsifying agents in cosmetics.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Cocamide MEA, chemicalland21.com