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Sodium Oleate

Sodium oleate is utilized for a variety of commercial purposes, especially the production of soap. The soaps made from the fatty acid are considered synthetic although their manufacture only requires a few steps to complete. Sodium oleate is also often used in the production of insoluble metallic stearates via what is known as the double decomposition method. Other uses of the fatty acid include its inclusion in industrial lubricants and various oil-based cosmetics as a thickening or gelling agent.

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