Monoalcohol esters are the reaction product of a monovalent alcohol and a fatty acid. Variation in both the alcohol part (hydrophilic) and the fatty acid (lipophilic) results in a difference in polarity. This results in a wide range of applications in many different sectors.
Methyl esters are the reaction product of methanol and a natural fatty acid. Depending on fat feedstock, different chain lengths are obtained. Although methylesters are often used as an intermediate, the are also recognised as green solvents for different applications. With their low viscosity they are also used to reduce the viscosity of more viscous liquids, such as vegetable oils.
Ethyl esters are the reaction product of ethanol and a natural fatty acid. Within our range we have one standard, which is used as a solvent in pharmaceutical applications.
Isopropyl esters are the reaction product of isopropanol and a natural fatty acid. Depending on fat feedstock, different chain lengths are obtained. Isopropyl esters do not only exhibit lubrification properties, they also have a high solubility for essential oils.