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)


2:1 Amide of DIPA and Tall oil   

Appearance: Clear amber liquid

Amine Value: 100-160 mg KOH/g

pH10% aq. 9.5 – 11.0        

Acid Value: <10 mg KOH/g

Free amine: 28%

APPLICATIONS: Used in metalworking formulations for coolants (soluble oils, semi-synthetics, synthetics), drawing & stamping and corrosion inhibitors. Aids in the formation and stabilization of emulsions. Imparts corrosion protection. Gives a boost to alkalinity.