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 Canola Oil

Appearance: Clear yellow liquid

Amine Value: 100-160 mg KOH/g

pH10% aq. 9.0 – 10.5

Acid Value: <2 mg KOH/g

Free amine: 34%

APPLICATIONS: Used effectively in household and industrial cleaners improving wetting and detergency. Easily replaces DEA cocamide in formulations. Improves detergency and wetting. Controllable foam characteristics.