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Methyl Erucate CAS 112-86-7

Molecular Formula: C22H42O2

Formula Weight: 338.57

ZSpharmac: Methyl Erucate Supplier

Product Name: Methyl Erucate
CAS No: 112-86-7
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Methyl Erucate
Other Names:Erucic Acid
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:White to Off-White Low-Melting Solid
EINECS No.:204-011-3
Provide:Methyl Erucate MSDS;
Methyl Erucate COA

What is Methyl Erucate?

Methyl Erucate naturally occurs in the oilseeds of Brassicaceae (Cruciferae), mainly found in rapeseed oil and mustard oil. Methyl Erucate can account for about 30 to 60% of the total fatty acids contained in natural rapeseed and mustard. It has been reported that erucic acid is also present in the oils of some marine animals.

Unlike some other monounsaturated fatty acids that can reduce the risk of heart disease, animal experiments have found that dietary intake of oils containing excess Methyl Erucate may cause adverse health effects, and the main organ affected is the heart. In experimental animals, the most common adverse effect is myocardial lipidosis, the accumulation of lipids in myocardial fibers, thereby reducing the contractility of the myocardium. However, there is no evidence to date that human dietary intake of erucic acid is associated with myocardial lipid deposition.

In order to protect public health, local legislation has been established to regulate the content of erucic acid in food. The current Hong Kong law stipulates that the concentration of Methyl Erucate contained in all oils or fats and foods containing oil or fats shall not exceed 5% of the total fatty acids contained therein.

Methyl Erucate Property

Melting point 28-32 °C (lit.)
Boiling point 358 °C/400 mmHg (lit.)
density 0,86 g/cm3
refractive index nD45 1.4534; nD65 1.44794
Fp 265°C/15mm
storage temp. 2-8°C
solubility Chloroform (Slightly), Methanol (Slightly)
form Solid
color White to Off-White Low-Melting


Methyl Erucate Uses

  1. Methyl Erucate is used in biochemical research study. Organic Synthesis. lubricant. Surfactant. Utilized in the manufacture of man-made fibers, polyester and textile accessories, PVC stabilizers, paint drying agents, surface area layer materials as well as processing behenic acid, erucamide, etc. Erucic acid and its glycerides can be utilized in food industry or cosmetic manufacturing. Made use of in the production of surfactants (cleaning agents).
  2. Methyl Erucate is mainly utilized as an intermediate of fine chemicals to prepare different surfactants, lubricants, plasticizers, emulsifiers, conditioners, waterproofing representatives, detergents, and so on. Its derivative erucamide ([ 112-84-5] is a lubricant for plastics; erucic acid is hydrogenated to make behenic acid, which is further refined right into behenic acid, which is utilized on ships to stop seawater deterioration and stop algae, and so on connected to the hull. Fracturing of erucic acid can produce pelargonic acid and also tridecanedibasic acid, which can be made use of to produce synthetic musk, exceptional plasticizers immune to low temperature level and also light, nylon-13 and also nylon-1313. This kind of nylon has attributes that regular nylon does not have. It is much more waterproof than various other nylons, has a low melting point, as well as can be processed at reduced temperatures.

Nutritional Value of Canola Oil

1. Reduced in saturated fatty acids as well as high in unsaturated fats
The Lipid Medicine Research Center of Harvard College in the USA pointed out that the value requirement of edible oil should take a look at the material of unsaturated fats and the percentage of numerous fatty acids.
Unsaturated fatty acids have the functions of stopping high cholesterol, boosting high blood pressure, etc, and can likewise improve memory as well as believing capacity. The web content of saturated fatty acids in edible oil is low, as well as the web content of unsaturated fatty acids is high, which has high nutritional worth and also is beneficial to human health.
Canola oil has the most affordable saturated fat at 7%, regarding fifty percent that of sunflower oil (12%), olive oil (15%), soybean oil (15%), and peanut oil (19%).
Furthermore, the make-up of unsaturated fatty acids in canola oil is very practical, having regarding 65% oleic acid, about 20% linoleic acid, and concerning 10% linolenic acid. Linoleic acid and also linolenic acid are 2 vital fatty acids for human beings., the human body can not manufacture itself, as well as requires to be ingested from exterior food.

2. High content of phenolic substances
The complete amount of phenolic acids in canola is extremely high. Along with postponing oil oxidation, it also has essential useful activities such as antibacterial, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral.

3. Includes a certain quantity of sterols, vitamin E, vitamin K, etc.
These essential micronutrients and functional components in the daily diet regimen can play a positive function in reducing the incidence of heart diseases, anti-inflammation, anti-cancer, immune guideline, and boosting lipid metabolism.
Presently, Chinese residents “consume much less oil” has actually become the agreement of the general public. The “Dietary Standards for Chinese Locals (2016 )” recommends that the day-to-day intake of cooking oil for Chinese grownups must be 25 grams to 30 grams. The concept of “consuming excellent oil” and also “understanding how to eat oil” has gradually formed.

Methyl Erucate in Vegetable Oil and its Harm to Human Body

Rapeseed oil is a triglyceride composed of various fatty acids. According to analysis, the average fatty acid composition of various types of rapeseed oil in China is: palmitic acid 2.57%, oleic acid 15.79%, linoleic acid 14.57%, linolenic acid 9.18%, eicosenoic acid 9.41%, erucic acid 48.37% . Oleic acid and linoleic acid are beneficial to the human body. Linoleic acid is beneficial to lower serum cholesterol, and is a component of cell membranes, and plays an important role in the development and wound healing of newborn babies. Linolenic acid contains unsaturated fatty acid with three double bonds, which is easy to oxidize to form aldehydes and ketones, etc., resulting in odor, so it is not suitable for food processing. Erucic acid is a 22-carbon long-chain fatty acid. The human body absorbs Methyl Erucate slowly, and the utilization rate is low. The content of oleic acid and linoleic acid in vegetable oil without Methyl Erucate or low erucic acid is significantly increased. Refined vegetable oil is processed Deep processing can be made into salad oil, shortening, margarine, etc., which are widely used in the food industry.

Methyl Erucate exists in a variety of vegetable oils and some animal oils in the form of glycerides. For example, rapeseed oil in China contains 35-55% Methyl Erucate, and mustard oil contains 40-52%. Sea Brassica contains 59% and kale oil contains 49%. These are good raw materials for extracting Methyl Erucate. Erucic acid in rapeseed oil is a fatty acid, which contains about 20-50% in rapeseed oil. Animal experiments have shown that a large intake of rapeseed oil high in erucic acid can cause fat accumulation in the animal myocardium and exist in the form of triglycerides, which can lead to myocardial fibrosis. The duckling experiment also had similar lesions, and hydropericardium and liver cirrhosis also appeared at the same time. It was also found that long-term feeding of animals with high-Methyl Erucate feed resulted in weight loss and poor growth.

Some people think that the damage of Methyl Erucate to the myocardium is related to the incomplete metabolism of erucate in the body. After animals ingest a large amount of erucate, the organs in the body have no time to completely decompose it, and too much Methyl Erucate will be deposited in the myocardium and other places, causing myocardial disease. But so far, there is no report about cardiomyopathy caused by people eating rapeseed oil. It is believed that this is due to the small amount that people eat, and the human body contains enzymes that decompose Methyl Erucate, so there is no direct evidence that Methyl Erucate is harmful to humans. evidence.

But some people are cautious about this, thinking that eating more rapeseed oil for a long time will produce inconspicuous adverse reactions, such as weight loss and fatigue. Therefore, some countries in the world stipulate that the Methyl Erucate content of edible rapeseed oil shall not exceed 5%, but there is no such regulation in our country.

About Products:
If you need Methyl Erucate as a cosmetic raw material, please contact our service staff directly, we will provide you with high-quality products at the best price.
As an experienced Methyl Erucate manufacturer and supplier, ZSpharmac will provide Methyl Erucate raw materials to customers all over the world for a long time.
Over the years, the company has been adhering to the spirit of “integrity management, strict quality control, customer first”, and has won unanimous praise from domestic and foreign customers.

Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


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We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



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What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

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1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

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