Ethyl Oleate

Ethyl Oleate Chemical formula

Chemical information

Aethylis Oleas; Éthyle, oléate d’; Ethylis oleas; Ethyl-oleát; Etiloleát; Etiloleatas; Etyloleat; Etyylioleaatti; Oleato de etilo.
Chemical formula: C20H38O2 = 310.5.
CAS — 111-62-6.


In Eur.. Also in USNF.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Ethyl Oleate). A clear, pale yellow or colourless liquid. It consists of the ethyl esters of fatty acids, mainly oleic acid. It may contain a suitable antoxidant. Practically insoluble in water; miscible with alcohol, with dichloromethane, and with petroleum spirit (40° to 60°). Protect from light.


(Ethyl Oleate). It consists of esters of ethyl alcohol and high-molecular-weight fatty acids, principally oleic acid. A mobile, practically colourless liquid. Insoluble in water; miscible with alcohol, with vegetable oils, with liquid paraffin, and with most organic solvents. Store in airtight containers. Protect from light.


Ethyl oleate dissolves some types of rubber and causes others to swell.


Ethyl oleate is used as an oily vehicle.
Published May 08, 2019.