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

AMIDE OF DEA (Diethanolamine)


1:1 Amide of DEA and Oleic acid

Appearance: Clear yellow liquid

Amine Value: <75 mg KOH/g     

pH10% aq. 8.5 – 9.5

Acid Value: <5 mg KOH/g

APPLICATIONS: Used in metalworking formulations for corrosion inhibition and emulsification. Provides improved lubrication.