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.

Most DIPA amides can be used to replace a DEA counterpart.

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

AMIDE OF DIPA (Diisopropanolamine)


1:1 Amide of DIPA and Myristic acid (C14)

Appearance: White Solid

Amine Value: <40 mg KOH/g

pH5% aq. 9.0 – 10.5

Acid Value: <10 mg KOH/g

Melting pt.: 32°C (90°F)

APPLICATIONS: Used in shampoos, hand soaps, body cleansers and household cleaners. Aids in boosting and stabilizing foam. Improves lubrication, corrosion protection and emulsion stability.