Oleris® Bio-Based Methyl Undecylenate

Oleris® Methyl Undecylenate is a linear ester with a terminal double bond, that can be used as a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of aromatic chemicals, of polymers, or modified silicones.

It can also be used as such in formulations requiring effective anti-odor properties.

Identity

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  • CAS number:111-81-9
  • Chemical name: Methyl undecylenate
  • Common name: Methyl undec-10-enoate, 10-Undecenoic acid methyl ester

Arkema is a Founding Member of Pragati:
The World's First Sustainable Castor Program

The goal of the Pragati project is to enable sustainable castor crop production.

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Key Properties

Oleris® Methyl undecylenate - CAS 111-81-9
  • Purity ≥ 97%
  • 100% of vegetable oil origin (castor oil)
  • A totally linear and bi-functional ester with a terminal double bond
  • This product is not intended for drug use
  • For industrial use only
  • Chemical formula: CH=CH-(CH2)8-COO-CH3

Main Applications

Oleris® Methyl Undecylenate can be used as a precursor for undecylenic derivatives in cosmetics. It can also be used as an intermediate in the synthesis of flavors and fragrances, and also in formulations for its anti-odor properties.

Sun care formulations

Cosmetic Applications

Oleris® Methyl undecylenate is used as a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of organo-modified silicones for hair care preparations, and sun care products. 

It can also be used as a chemical intermediate for synthesizing derivatives based on ammonium or ethanolamide used in hair care products. 

INCI name: methyl undecylenate or methyl undecenoate

Flavors and Fragrances Applications

Oleris® Methyl undecylenate is used in the synthesis of important aromatic compounds having a large number of carbon atoms like macrocyclic musks. 

Oleris® Methyl undecylenate is used as such in formulations requiring its anti-odor properties.

Aromas chemicals

Oleris® Methyl Undecylenate certifications

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  • Oleris® Methyl Undecylenate is Kosher certificated, free of BSE-TSE, and is GMO free.
  • Oleris® Methyl Undecylenate is compliant with the raw materials standard that can be used in the formulation of cosmetics certified according to the Natural and Organic ECOCERT standard.

Arkema is a Founding Member of Pragati:
The World's First Sustainable Castor Program

Arkema, BASF, Jayant Agro-Organics, and Solidaridad are the founding members of Pragati - the world's first sustainable castor initiative. The goal of the Pragati project is to to enable sustainable castor crop production by:

  • Using good agricultural practices to increase yield and farmer income
  • Efficiently using water resources, and maintenance of soild fertility
  • Driving the a adoption of good waste management practices
  • Enabling better health and safety practices, and respecting human rights
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