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Methyl Laurate CAS 111-82-0

Molecular Formula: C13H26O2

Formula Weight: 214.34

ZSpharmac: Methyl Laurate Supplier Manufacturers

Product Name: Methyl Laurate
CAS No: 111-82-0
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Methyl Laurate
Other Names:Methyl Dodecanoate
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Clear Colorless to Slightly Yellow Liquid
EINECS No.:203-911-3
Storage:Room Temp
Provide:Methyl Laurate MSDS;
Methyl Laurate COA

What is Methyl Laurate?

Methyl laurate is an important basic material for daily cosmetic essence as well as soap making sector, as well as it is additionally a raw material for manufacturing effective, risk-free, non-toxic and also non-polluting brand-new food emulsifier-sucrose laurate and also manufacturing different anionic surfactants and also safe The raw material of ionic surfactant is a crucial intermediate of fine chemical industry. Methyl laurate English name: methyl laurate, Chinese pen names: methyl dodecanoate, CAS number: 111-82-0, molecular formula: C13H26O2, molecular weight: 214.344, look and buildings: clear fluid, density: 0.87 g/mL at 25 ° C (lit.), boiling point: 262 ° C766 mm Hg (lit.). It can be derived from the esterification of lauric acid and also methanol. The combination of lauric acid, anhydrous methanol and concentrated sulfuric acid was warmed to reflux for 18h, the response was poured into water, as well as the ester layer was separated. Laundry successively with water, saturated sodium bicarbonate option as well as water. After drying, distill and also accumulate portions at 261-263 ° C, which is methyl dodecanoate.

Methyl Laurate Property

Melting point 

4-5 °C (lit.)

Boiling point 

262 °C/766 mmHg (lit.)


0.87 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

vapor pressure 

0.55Pa at 25℃

refractive index 

n20/D 1.432


>230 °F

storage temp. 

room temp


water: insoluble0.00759g/L at 25°C (practically)




Clear colorless to slightly yellow


at 100.00 %. waxy soapy creamy coconut mushroom

Odor Type


Water Solubility 

Not miscible in water. Soluble in alcohol, dipropylene glycol.

Methyl Laurate Uses

  1. Methyl laurate is made use of as an intermediate in organic synthesis. Methyl laurate is a taste ketone produced by a response catalyzed by microencapsulated fungal spores.
  2. Methyl laurate is utilized as gas chromatography fixed liquid, food additive as well as organic synthesis reagent.

Preparation of Methyl Laurate

Results and Discussion of Methyl Laurate

Catalyst dehydration temperature
Dehydration under different temperature conditions has an impact on the amount of crystal water of cerium phosphotungstate, which in turn affects the catalytic performance. The influence of catalysts prepared at different dehydration temperatures on the conversion rate of lauric acid shows that as the dehydration temperature increases, the conversion rate of lauric acid decreases. This is because the newly prepared cerium phosphotungstate includes crystal water, bound water, composition water and adsorbed water. Adsorbed water is easy to lose at room temperature. Try to remove the adsorbed water in the esterification reaction, which is beneficial to improve the conversion of the reaction. rate, while the crystal water can be completely lost at (150-280) ° C, and gradually lose crystal water with the increase of dehydration temperature, the methanol solubility of the catalyst is poor, and it cannot form homogeneous catalysis in the esterification reaction, and the catalytic performance is significantly reduced. Therefore, as the dehydration temperature increased, the conversion of lauric acid decreased.

The amount of catalyst
Cerium phosphotungstate can be dissolved in the mixed solution of methanol and lauric acid, and it is a homogeneous catalyst in the reaction system. The conversion rate of lauric acid increases with the increase of the amount of catalyst. When the amount of catalyst is 7% of the mass of lauric acid, the conversion rate of lauric acid is 97%. If the amount of catalyst continues to increase, the conversion rate does not change significantly. The suitable amount of catalyst is lauric acid 7% of the mass.

Reaction time
Effect of reaction time on the conversion of lauric acid. , as the reaction time increases, the conversion rate of lauric acid increases. When the reaction time is 4h, the conversion rate reaches 96.0%.

Catalyst recycling
Since the cerium phosphotungstate catalyst is soluble in water and methanol, it can effectively catalyze the esterification reaction of lauric acid and anhydrous methanol. After the esterification reaction is completed, methanol is distilled off, the mixture in the reaction bottle is separated, and the methyl laurate in the mixture is separated from the solid catalyst to separate the methyl laurate and the solid cerium phosphotungstate catalyst. The catalyst is divided into two types: Case recycling.

Catalyst direct recycling

The influence of the direct recycling of the separated catalyst on the conversion rate of lauric acid under the same reaction conditions was that the conversion rate of lauric acid decreased gradually with the increase of the number of catalyst cycles. During the reaction process, a small amount of carbon deposits cover the surface of the catalyst, which greatly hinders the dissolution of the catalyst in methanol, reduces the effective active surface and acid value distribution of the catalyst, and leads to a decrease in catalyst activity.

Catalyst recrystallization recycling

After the catalyst is separated from methyl laurate, the catalyst is dissolved in water, and hydrochloric acid is added to adjust the pH<1 to obtain a cerium phosphotungstate solution. The cerium phosphotungstate crystal obtained after evaporation is used as the catalyst for the next reaction, which is realized by dissolving in water and recrystallization. Catalysts are recycled, and the catalytic effect of the separated catalyst after esterification is the same as that of the fresh catalyst after recrystallization, and the conversion rate of lauric acid is greater than 97.0%, indicating that the recrystallized catalyst can be recycled.

About Products:
If you need Methyl Laurate 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 Laurate manufacturer and supplier, ZSpharmac will provide Methyl Laurate 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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* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

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Do you accept sample order?

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.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

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.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


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;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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