ESTEROL 116 Methyl Oleate (High Saturates)

Product Description

Esterol 116™ 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 Ester of Mixed Fatty Acids (Palmitate/Oleate)


CHARACTERISTICS ESTEROL 116™ is a pale oily liquid with a musty odour. May partly or completely solidify if cooled below 100C.

Product Performance

ESTEROL 116TM as a fatty ester has excellent solvency powers and hence can easily be formulated with a wide range of oils, surfactants and oil soluble materials. Based on both saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, ESTEROL 116TM will solidify if cooled below 10ºC. It is a product which is low in colour, 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 and ingredient of inks

Agrochemicals: Solvent and carrier for active ingredients

Metal working: Lubricants

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 specialized lubricant products.
  • Evaluation and Testing

  • Moisture 0.1%
  • Colour 2 Gardner
  • SG (20ºC) 0.87
  • Acid Value 1.0
  • Melting Point 10°C
  • 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 116TM is of low toxicity. It is readily 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