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

AMIDES OF MEA (Monoethanolamine)


1:1 Amide of MEA and Acetic acid

Appearance: Clear amber liquid

Amine Value: <45 mg KOH/g

pH5% aq. 5.5 – 7.0

Acid Value: <10 mg KOH/g

Free amine: <4%

APPLICATIONS: Used in shampoos and lotions. Has antistatic, moisturizing and humectant properties.