ESTEROL 112 Methyl Oleate

Product Description

Esterol 112™ is a fatty ester derived from natural oils that has excellent solvency properties, is readily biodegradable and has low toxicity characteristics.

COMMON AND OTHER NAMES: Methyl Oleate, Methylated Seed Oil

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: Canola Oil, Methyl Ester

CHARACTERISTICS: ESTEROL 112™ is a pale yellow oily liquid with a pleasant fatty ester odour.

Product Performance

ESTEROL 112TM has excellent solvency powers and hence can easily be formulated with a wide range of oils, surfactants and oils soluble materials.

Based on Canola oil, its fatty acids are predominantly oleic which results in liquid product which is oxidatively stable, nonvolatile and readily biodegradable.

Fatty esters are suitable as low hazard replacements for aromatic or petrochemical solvents.

Product Usage

Printing : De-inking of rollers

Agrochemicals : Solvent and carrier for active ingredients

Metal working : Lubricants

Cleaning : Can be used as solvent replacement in graffiti remover, degreaser or ether cleaning applications

Key Points

  • Low toxicity means that it poses a low health and safety risk for users.
  • Readily Biodegradable means that it will have a low environmental impact.
  • Excellent solvency properties can provide formulators with replacements for petroleum derived solvents.
  • High lubricity and low volatility characteristics can provide the properties required of oily bases in specialised lubricant products.
  • Evaluation and Testing

    Moisture 0.06%

    Viscosity 4.5 cSt (40ºC)

    Colour 5 Gardner

    SG (20ºC) 0.88

    Acid Value 1

    Cloud Point -10ºC

    Storage and Safety


    When stored indoors at temperatures below 40ºC and in closed original containers, this product can be stored for at least 1 year. Refer to MSDS at for further information.


    ESTEROL 112TM is nontoxic, biodegradable and not classified as a dangerous good. According to experience this product is considered to be harmless to health if used in the correct manner. Skin and eye contact should be avoided. Refer to MSDS at