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Magical Catalyst Potassium Oleate

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Magical Catalyst Potassium Oleate

Potassium Oleate is an potassium catalyst. It is usually used as a catalyst to the reaction polyisoprene and polyurethane. It can also serve as an ingredient in detergents, emulsifiers, and such other functions.

Melting point: 235 – 240oC. Boiling point: 360oC @ 760mmHg

Oleic acid can be described as a liquid having a carboxylCOOH at its end. To make oleic acid, potassium is first added directly. A displacement reaction then occurs which produces hydrogen and potassium. The industry uses the saponification technique primarily. You can use potassium hydroxide in the saponification of oils, such as butter oil and sheep oil.

1. Calculate MOL ratios of roughly 1:1.1 for oleic acid and potassium hydroxide.

2. KOH is mixed to 20 percent and heated until it reaches 80 degrees.

3. Continue to stir the oleic- acid mixture.

4. Continue to cook after you have added the ingredients.

5. That is it. You now have a potassium oleate mixture.

Potassium Oleate can then be classified according its useful content. While the majority of market have a potassium-oleate concentration of 30% at the moment, this can be changed depending on the needs of different markets. The state of potassium will change if it is constantly increasing, as well as its potassium content. Once it has exceeded 80% it turns into a paste. Higher levels will cause it to become hardened, such as a block of powder. Additionally, depending on your specific needs, you can create an environmentally friendly potassium-oleate solution. This includes a low-odor and colorless version.


This is used to clean and emulsify. This ingredient is found in shampoos as well as creams. However, it exhibits high emulsifying effectiveness and can form calcium soap easily with hard water. It’s also a good fiber softener.

It is a potassium catalyst and is frequently used in polyisocyanate foam reactions.
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