Epoxidized Soybean Oil

TCC's epoxy functionalized oleochemical, ESO (epoxidized soybean oil) is used as a plasticizer and stabilizer in plastic materials, especially PVC and its copolymers.

Epoxidized Soybean Oil Overview

TCC’s epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) is a non-toxic, clear to yellow liquid that is used as a plasticizer and stabilizer in plastic materials, especially PVC and its copolymers.

ESO is also used as a pigment dispersing agent and acid/mercaptan scavenging agent as well as an epoxy reactive diluent.

Epoxidized Soybean oil is the most readily available and one of the lowest-cost vegetable oils in the world. Epoxidized soybean oil is the result of the oxidation of soybean oil with hydrogen peroxide and either acetic or formic acid. ESO is industrially available in large volume at a relatively low price.

Due to its low cost and biodegradability over traditional phthalate plasticizers, ESO is replacing dioctyl phthalate (DOP) in some applications.

TCC’s epoxidized soybean oil is a cost efficient choice for a variety of applications that also includes functional fluids, flavor and fragrances, sealants, coatings, and special inks.

TCC can deliver ESO with one (1) week lead time in 200 kg drums, totes and bulk containers by rail or tanker truck.

About Epoxidized Soybean Oil

Expoxidized soybean oil (ESO) is a non-toxic clear to yellow liquid that is the result of the oxidation of soybean oil with hydrogen peroxide and either acetic or formic acid. ESO is industrially available in large volume at a low price.

ESO is an epoxidized glycerol fatty ester that is used as a plasticizer and stabilizer in plastic materials. The substance is especially useful in PVC and its copolymers to keep plastics and rubber soft and pliable. The epoxy functionality provides excellent heat and light stability.

The term “epoxide” indicates three-membered cyclic ether in which an oxygen atom is jointed to each of two carbon atoms that are already bonded to each other. The unhindered oxygen atom carries two unshared pairs of electrons, a structure that favors the formation of coordination complexes and the solvation of cations. Because of equilateral triangle strain in this snall ring, epoxides are more reactive than larger ring ethers.

Epoxides undergo reactions such as C—O bond cleavage, nucleophilic addition, hydrolysis and reduction under mild conditions and more rapidly than other ethers. Epoxides are formed by some oxidation reactions of alkenes with peracids.

Applications using Epoxidized Soybean Oil

TCC’s epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) is used as a plasticizer and stabilizer in plastic materials, especially PVC and its copolymers to keep these plastics soft and pliable.

The chemical is also used as a pigment dispersing agent and acid/mercaptan scavenging agent as well as an epoxy reactive diluent.

Soybean oil is one of the most readily available and lower-cost vegetable oils in the world. ESO is industrially available in large volume at a relatively low price.

Due to its low cost non-toxic and environmentally friendly properties, as well as its biodegradability over traditional phthalate plasticizers, ESO is replacing dioctyl phthalate (DOP) in some applications.

TCC’s epoxidized soybean oil is also used as a pigment dispersing agent and acid/mercaptan scavenging agent as well as an epoxy reactive diluent. epoxidized soybean oil and other epoxide substances are used as raw materials for various applications that include functional fluids, fuel additives, polyol replacements, agricultural and pharmaceutical molecules, flavor and fragrances, reactive diluents and UV cure applications, surfactants, adhesives, sealants, coatings, and special inks.

Product Specification - Epoxidized Soybean Oil

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Shipping & Ordering Information

TCC’s epoxidized soybean oil is available for shipping throughout the continental United States with 1 week’s lead-time. Please call (401) 423-3100 for details. The product is shipped by bulk rail, bulk tank truck, and in totes.

Contact
The Chemical Company
19 Narragansett Ave.
Post Office Box 436
Jamestown, RI 02835-0436

Telephone: (401) 423-3100
FAX: (401) 423-3102

Robert N. Roach III “Robb”
President
Cell: (401) 864-3111
Email: robb@thechemco.com