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Ethyl Oleate Properties

Ethyl Oleate

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Ethyl oleate is the ester formed by the condensation of the fatty acid oleic acid and ethanol. It is produced by the body during ethanol intoxication.It is used as a solvent for pharmaceutical drug preparations involving lipophilic substances such as steroids. It also finds use as a lubricant and a plasticizer. It is also used as a food additive. It has been identified as a primer pheromone in honeybees.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless to light yellow liquid
Boiling Point 210 °C
CAS Number 111-62-6
Density 0.87 g/cm3
EINECS Number 203-889-5
IUPAC Name Ethyl (Z)-octadec-9-enoate
InChI 1S/C20H38O2/c1-3-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20(21)22-4-2/h11-12H,3-10,13-19H2,1-2H3/b12-11-
Melting Point -32 °C
Molar Mass 310.51 g/mol
Molecular Formula C20H38O2
RTECS Number RG3715000
Refractive n20/D 1.451
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms Oleic Acid Ethyl Ester;Ethyl Oleate;9-Octadecenoic acid(9Z)-, Ethyl Ester