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Is ammonium oleate vegan?

Ammonium oleate is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is ammonium oleate?

Ammonium oleate is a salt derived from the reaction of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid found in various plant and animal sources, with ammonium hydroxide. It is commonly used as a surfactant and emulsifying agent in the production of soaps, detergents, and personal care products. Ammonium oleate is also used as a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of other oleic acid derivatives, including lubricants, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. It has a yellowish appearance and is soluble in water, ethanol, and other polar solvents. Ammonium oleate is known for its mildness, making it a popular ingredient in cosmetic and personal care formulations.

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