|Key indicators||Index value|
|with glycerin||without glycerin|
|Appearance/25℃||white to light yellow flaky solid|
|Methyl ester content (%)≤||0||0.5|
|Melting point/ (℃)||65±5||70±5|
|Amine value/ (mgKOH/g)/≤||20|
|PH value/ (1% neutral ethyl alcohol solution)||8.0~10.0|
|Packing||in 25kg bag|
|Storage||20℃, 2 years.|
|Shipping||Room temperature in China; may vary elsewhere|
|Common Names||Coconut oil monoethanolamide| N-lauroylethanolamine | CMEA|
|CAS No.||68140-00-1||Boiling Point (℃)||410.7±28.0 °C|
|Molecular Weight||243.386||Melting Point (℃)||243.386|
|Appearance||White to yellowish flake solid||Vapor Specific Gravity||0.9±0.1|
|HS Code||34021100||Flash Point (℃)||202.2±24.0 °C|
|Solubility||Soluble in water||Autoignition Temperature (℃)||N/A|
CMEA in Personal Care
Coconut Acid Monoethanolamide (CMEA) is a chemical compound that belongs to the class of fatty acid ethanolamides. It is derived from coconut oil and is commonly used in the formulation of personal care and cleaning products. CMEA acts as a surfactant, emulsifier, and foam booster, making it useful in various applications.
In personal care products, CMEA is often used as a thickening agent and foam stabilizer in shampoos, bath products, liquid soaps, and facial cleansers. It helps to create a rich and creamy texture, enhance lather, and improve the overall sensory experience during use.
In cleaning products, CMEA is used as a surfactant to enhance the detergent and cleaning properties. It helps to reduce surface tension, allowing water and the cleaning agents to spread more easily and penetrate dirt and grime. This makes it effective in products like dishwashing liquids, laundry detergents, and all-purpose cleaners.