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Substance Name

Oleic acid
Identification Number: CASRN | 112-80-1

  Substance Attributes


  • Endocrine Disrupter

    Interferes with your hormones. Hormones are powerful messengers that can bind to DNA. You don't want to mess with them.

  • Toxic to specific organs

    Can damage liver, kidney, lungs, heart or gut. Ironically liver, kidneys and gut are the main detoxifications systems.

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  • CATEGORIES: Chemical used in hydraulic fracturing fluids | Pesticide | Household Toxin | Industrial/Workplace Toxin | Food Toxin | Natural Toxin | Plant Toxin | Animal Toxin | Odor and Flavour | This Chemical is an Odorant and has a smell like - fat | EAFUS (Everything Added to Food in the United States) | PESTICIDE active ingredient | organic | herbicide | insecticide | fungicide | Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA - Non Food Use Only | Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA - FRAGRANCE ( Generally Not used on Food) | Pesticide approved in USA (California) | Pesticide approved or pending approval in EU
  • SUBSTANCE LINEAGE: Organic Compounds | Lipids and Lipid-Like Molecules | Fatty Acyls | Fatty Acids and Conjugates | Long-Chain Fatty Acids
  • SYNONYMS: (9Z)-9-Octadecenoate | (9Z)-9-Octadecenoic acid | (9Z)-Octadecenoate | (9Z)-Octadecenoic acid | (Z)-9-Octadecanoate | (Z)-9-Octadecanoic acid | (Z)-Octadec-9-enoate | (Z)-Octadec-9-enoic acid | 9,10-Octadecenoate | 9,10-Octadecenoic acid | 9-(Z)-Octadecenoate | 9-(Z)-Octadecenoic acid | 9-Octadecenoate | 9-Octadecenoic acid | Century cd fatty acid | cis-9-Octadecenoate | cis-9-Octadecenoic acid | cis-Octadec-9-enoate | cis-Octadec-9-enoic acid | cis-Oleate | cis-Oleic acid | Distoline | Emersol 210 | Emersol 211 | Emersol 213 | Emersol 220 White Oleate | Emersol 220 White Oleic acid | Emersol 221 Low Titer White Oleate | Emersol 221 Low Titer White Oleic acid | Emersol 233ll | Emersol 6321 | Emersol 6333 NF | Emersol 7021 | Glycon ro | Glycon wo | Groco 2 | Groco 4 | Groco 5L | Groco 6 | Industrene 104 | Industrene 105 | Industrene 205 | Industrene 206 | L'acide oleique | Metaupon | Oelsauere | Oleate | Oleic acid extra pure | Oleinate | Oleinic acid | Pamolyn | Pamolyn 100 | Pamolyn 100 FG | Pamolyn 100 FGK | Pamolyn 125 | Priolene 6900 | Red oil | Tego-oleic 130 | Vopcolene 27 | Wecoline OO | Z-9-Octadecenoate | Z-9-Octadecenoic acid
  • DESCRIPTION: Has been used in CSG, Hydraulic Fracturing Operations (Fracking) as - All purpose spray adjuvant | Oleic acid is an unsaturated fatty acid that occurs naturally in various animal and vegetable fats and oils. It is an odorless, colourless oil, although commercial samples may be yellowish. In chemical terms, oleic acid is classified as a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid. It has the formula CH3(CH2)7CH=CH(CH2)7COOH. The term "oleic" means related to, or derived from, oil or olive, the oil that is predominantly composed of oleic acid. Oleic acid is the most widely distributed and abundant fatty acid in nature. It is used commercially in the preparation of oleates and lotions, and as a pharmaceutical solvent. Oleic acid is a major constituent of plant oils e.g. olive oil (about 80%), almond oil (about 80%) and many others, mainly as glyceride. It is also a constituent of tall oil and present in fruits. Oleic acid is a food additive and is used in manufacturing of surfactants, soaps, plasticizers. It is also an emulsifying agent in foods and pharmaceuticals. Oleic acid is a known skin penetrant and may also be used as an herbicide, insecticide, and fungicide.
  • COMMENTS:
  • toxin chemical structure pubchem
  • FORMULA: C18H34O2
  • DATA SOURCES: DATA SOURCES: ARTICLE 4 | T3DB | PubChem | Article-Colborn-2010 | FracFocus | EPA in USA | Flavornet | EAFUS | Consolidated Pesticide Information Dataset (CPI) from the USA EPA | DPR | EU Pesticides | EPA USA - Pesticide Inerts
  • LAST UPDATE: 28/04/2018

  Health Associations

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  • TOXIN SITES OF ACTION IN CELL: "Extracellular", "Membrane"
  • Additional Exposure Routes: This is an endogenously produced metabolite found in the human body. It is used in metabolic reactions, catabolic reactions or waste generation.

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