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Alfa Chemistry: More than 100 Fatty Acids Are Now Available for Soap Production
By: Alfa Chemistry
Fatty Acids have been the major ingredients in the production of all types of soaps. Therefore, the quality of fatty acids has a decisive role in the final soap products. With constant improvements being made in fatty acid processing, researchers predict that the use of fatty acids in soap production will continue to expand in the years to come.
"Simply put, soap is produced by the saponification or hydrolysis of fat or oil droplets. In this process, the fat or oil reacts with a strong base, such as sodium or potassium hydroxide, to produce fatty acid salts," said one of the senior scientists from Alfa Chemistry.
The most popular fatty acids used for soap-making include: lauric, myristic, palmitic, stearic, ricinoleic, oleic, linoleic, and linolenic acids, each bringing unique properties to the finished product.
Below are some of the best-selling soaps of fatty acids at Alfa Chemistry:
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Alfa Chemistry is a regular partner for many research institutes, universities, and companies, supplying wide-ranging chemicals and materials. With non-stopping endeavors, Alfa Chemistry has expanded its offering to nearly all types of chemicals and even the newly emerging materials, including but not limited to ionic liquids, reagents, ion exchange resins, surface coating materials, catalysts, reference materials, lipids, functional polymers, materials, metals, polymers, and surfactants.