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Methyl oleate

analytical standard

Oleic acid methyl ester, Methyl cis-9-octadecenoate
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Quality Level


analytical standard

vapor pressure

10 mmHg ( 205 °C)


≥98.5% (GC)

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.452 (lit.)
n20/D 1.452


218 °C/20 mmHg (lit.)


0.874 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)


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General description

Methyl oleate can be obtained as one of the products of transesterification of triolein with methanol in the presence of potassium carbonate loaded onto alumina as catalyst.


Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.
Methyl oleate can undergo hydrogenation over zinc oxide to form oleyl alcohol.

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Flash Point(F)

235.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

113.0 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Selective transesterification of triolein with methanol to methyl oleate and glycerol using alumina loaded with alkali metal salt as a solid-base catalyst
Ebiura T, et al.
Applied Catalysis A: General, 283(1), 111-116 (2005)
Selective hydrogenation of methyl oleate into unsaturated alcohols: Relationships between catalytic properties and composition of cobalt?tin catalysts
Pouilloux.Y, et al.
Catalysis Today, 63(1), 87-100 (2000)
Annapurna Kumari et al.
Biotechnology for biofuels, 2(1), 1-1 (2009-01-16)
Transesterification of Jatropha oil was carried out in t-butanol solvent using immobilized lipase from Enterobacter aerogenes. The presence of t-butanol significantly reduced the negative effects caused by both methanol and glycerol. The effects of various reaction parameters on transesterification of
Michael A Rogers et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 25(15), 8556-8566 (2009-03-31)
The solvent type strongly affects the nucleation behavior of 12HSA and therefore strongly influences the peak nucleation rate, fiber length, spatial distribution of mass, and degree of branching. Using nonisothermal kinetic models, a correlation was established among the activation energy
Catherine M Klapperich et al.
Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A, 91(2), 378-384 (2008-11-05)
We describe a new class of biomaterials with potential for a variety of applications in tissue engineering, wound healing, and transdermal drug delivery. These materials are based on oleic methyl ester (OME), which is derived from various plant oils including


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