Ethyl Linoleate belongs to the chemical class of fatty acids, which are organic compounds with one or more long hydrocarbon chains. These molecules are characterized by having two carbons atoms with a double bond between them.


It is obtained by esterification of linoleic acid and ethanol, catalyzed by sulfuric acid.

SynonymLinoleic acid ethyl ester
Ethyl octadeca-9,12-dienoate
CAS no.544-35-4
EINECS no.208-868-4
Molecular formulaC20H36O2
Molecular weight308.5 g/mol
Ethyl Linoleate finds extensive uses in various industries:
Pharmaceuticals: Due to its solubility properties, Ethyl Linoleate is used as a solvent for medicinal compounds in drug formulations, allowing for enhanced absorption and bioavailability.
Cosmetics and Personal Care products: Ethyl Linoleate is a key ingredient in many skincare and haircare products due to its moisturizing and emollient properties. It helps nourish the skin and hair, providing a smooth and soft texture.
Surface Coatings: Ethyl Linoleate is used in the formulation of paints, varnishes, and other coating materials. It acts as a solvent and helps improve the film-forming ability of the coating. Additionally, it contributes to the drying time and overall performance of the coating.
Fragrances: The compound is utilized in the fragrance industry as a carrier oil for essential oils and aroma chemicals. It aids in the dilution and dispersion of fragrant substances, ensuring a consistent and long-lasting scent.


AppearanceLight yellow to yellow clear liquid
Residual Solvent%Max 0.05
Acid Valuemg KOH/gMax 2.0
Peroxidemeq/kgMax 10.0
Moisture%Max 0.25
Purity (By GC) (Ethyl Linoleate)%Min 98.0
Impurities (By GC) (Ethyl ester derivative)
Ethyl Oleate%Max 1.0
α-Ethyl Linolenate%Max 1.0


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