Potassium Cis-9-Octadecenoate. The chemical formula of potassium oleate (C18H33KO2) is C18H33KO2. Potassium is available as a brown liquid or solid. It is potassium fatty acids found in natural soaps. This potassium catalyst is mostly used to catalyze the reaction of polyisohydrourethane with polyurethane. This potassium catalyst can also be used to emulsify and as a detergent. It can be used to kill any type of bacteria, including MRSA.
OSHA 29 CFR1910.1200 CLASSIFIES IT AS A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES. Eyes, skin and respiratory systems are irritated. Ingestion of this material by accident can cause serious health problems. Acute poisoning by potassium after swallowing occurs rarely because vomiting often occurs and renal excretion happens quickly.
Potassium Oleate can be used “safely in the food or in the manufacturing of food components”, as long as the FDA is satisfied that it will act as “a binder and emulsifier” and “an anti-caking agent”. Potassium Oleate may also be used to clean household products.
What uses does potassium oleate have?
Potassium isocyanurate (PUR) foam system uses potassium oleate as a trimerization and potassium catalyst. It is used widely in the polyurethane PIR foam board system. Additionally, potassium oleate has a wide range of uses, including rubber emulsifiers and foaming agents. Potassium Oleate acts as an emulsifier for many liquid soaps. It is also used in facial cleansers and mustache waxes. Emulsifiers are similar to surfactants in that they reduce the surface of liquids. Potassium Oleate helps to prevent the separation of ingredients into different chemicals.
Is potassium Oleate Natural?
Potassium Oleate occurs naturally in oils, such as sunflower. In soapmaking it is used to make soaps with vegetable glycerin. In its purest form it can be irritating, but when it is reduced to make soap, it is approved as a food-safe ingredient.
The different qualities of potassium-oleate products are: potassium oleate solutions (potassium content less than 30%) is a colorless liquid to light yellow, pasty potassium (potassium content 50%) is a yellowish to light brown viscous liquid. Paste potassium (potassium content 70-92%) is a soft yellow paste solid, and potassium oleate powder (potassium content greater than 95%) is luminous yellow powder.
The potassium salts of fatty acid are made by adding potassium chloride to animal fats and plant oils. To make this active ingredient, fatty acids are obtained from palm, coconut oil, castor and cottonseed.
What are the true effects of potassium Oleate?
1. Through exothermic interactions, potassium oleate from natural soap components inactivates influenza virus of humans and birds.
Each year, influenza viruses spread, disrupting social activities at work and in schools. Medical expenses also increase. Influenza, it is believed, is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is also estimated that influenza is a major killer, especially among the elderly, people with chronic illnesses, and children. A pandemic can also be caused by new strains. People are still thinking about the pandemic virus of 2009 (H1N1), and they’re worried that an epidemic avian flu virus H5N1 subtype or H7N9 could occur in the future.
Influenza virus can be treated and prevented with vaccines. Nevertheless, these measures might not be effective because of antigenic changes or drug-resistance in influenza virus. In order to combat influenza virus infection, preventive measures are crucial. These include washing hands, wearing a face mask, and using antiseptic soap.
Even though vaccines and antiviral drugs have been developed, an influenza epidemic still occurs. The prevention of influenza virus infections is crucial. This includes handwashing.
As a basic ingredient, hand soaps are made up of surfactants. In hand soaps, synthetic surfactants like sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium lauryl sulfate are used. Surfactants contribute to the detergency of soaps and their foaming. It is made of fatty acids and natural oils. Soap can be used for hand soap. Surfactants are known to dissolve the bilayer lipid membrane of influenza viruses, but the exact mechanism behind this effect remains unclear.
The anti-influenza effects of the surfactants that are used in hand soaps: sodium Laureth sulfate(LES), sodium lauryl sulfate(SDS) For a strain of human influenza virus (H3N2) C18:1 decreased the infectivity 4 logs or higher, whereas LES, SDS, and LES reduced the infection by 1 log or lower. A strain of avian influenza (H5N3) produced similar results. By using isothermal calorimetry, the interaction between virus and surfactant was investigated. The LES-virus showed a value of enthalpy (DH) that was positive, indicating a hydrophobic exothermic interaction. Both the C18-1-virus and SDS-virus systems showed negative values for DH. This meant that the interaction was endothermic, indicating electrical interaction. The DH value for the C18:1 virus system was significantly higher than that of SDS. A mixture of C18 and HA protein also showed negative values for DH.
These results indicate influenza virus inactivation through hydrophobic interaction between a surfactant and the viral envelope, is not sufficient to prevent infection. Inactivation via electrical interaction between a surfactant and HA proteins can prevent influenza virus infection.
Wounds are often infected with bacteria. Potassium C18:1K, a type potassium oleate fatty acid, reduced the number of Staphylococcus Aureus and Escherichia Coli by >4 logs/mL within 10 min. Clostridium Difficult was reduced by >2 logs/mL within 1 minute. C181K (proportion of biofilm removed: 90.3%), was significantly more efficient at removing Staphylococcus aureus biofilms compared to the synthetic surfactant cleaners sodium laurylethersulfate(SLES) (74.8%) and sodium sulfatesulfate(SLS)78.0% p0.05.
In the water-soluble tetrazolium (WST) assay, BALB/3T3 cloneA31 mouse fibroblasts in C18-1K (relative viable vs. Control: 102.8%) showed a significantly higher viability in comparison to those in SLES (30.1%) or SLS (18.1%). C181K (relative leaked vs. the control: 1089%) was found to have a lower LDH (lactate dehydrogenase) leakage than SLES and SLS (702.6% and 523.4%), respectively (p 0.05). Potassium-oleate exhibited bactericidal properties against several species including Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coelia, Bacillus cereus and Clostridium difficilis. It removed significantly more Staphylococcus aureus biofilms than SLES and SLS and maintained fibroblast viability.
It is essential to disinfect and remove bacteria that cause infection, including Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA and biofilm-forming MRSA. We investigated whether natural soaps that are free of additives, preservatives and synthetic materials could be used to achieve this goal. In order to determine the effectiveness of different types of fatty-acid potassium in removing MRSA, we investigated their cytotoxicity and bactericidal properties.
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