Amides are N-containing compounds derived from the reaction of an amine and fatty acid(s) or oils.

Amides can impart emulsification, lubricity and corrosion protection to a formulation. Oleic and tall oil amides will generally give better emulsification properties.

MFG Chemical amides are produced with various amines and a number of fatty acids, giving the formulator a choice to meet their needs.

Chemical molecule diagram


1:1 Amide of MIPA and Lauric acid

Appearance: Yellow solid

Amine Value: <15 mg KOH/g

pH5% aq. 8.0 – 9.5

Acid Value: <8 mg KOH/g

Melting Pt.: 65°C (149°F)

APPLICATIONS: Used in cosmetics and household formulation. Stabilizes foam. Replaces similar MEA and DEA amides.