Amide KDO (Cocamide DEA)


What is Amide KDO (Cocamide DEA)?

Amide KDO, also known as Cocamide DEA, is a chemical commonly used as a solvent and emulsifier in various applications. It is best known for its use in cosmetic products such as shampoos, shower gels and conditioners. Amide KDO helps with mixing oil and water based ingredients.

The name Amide KDO refers to the chemical structure of the substance. It is a type of amide, called amides, C8-18 (even numbered) and C18-unsatd., N,N-bis(hydroxyethyl). This means that it consists of a combination of carbon and nitrogen atoms, along with hydroxyethyl groups.


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How is Amide KDO made?

Amide KDO is made through a careful reaction process between two important raw materials, namely coconut oil and diethanolamine. During this process, the molecules of the coconut oil and diethanolamine combine to form a new compound called Amide KDO. The result is a liquid substance that can be used as an emulsifier.


The effect of Codamide DEA

Cocamide DEA is a versatile chemical widely used in cosmetic products. It has an emulsifying and thickening effect, making it a popular choice for creating the right texture and consistency in products such as shampoos, shower gels and soaps.

In addition, Cocamide DEA has foaming and moisturizing properties, making it suitable for products that care for dry skin and hair.

Cocamide DEA in various branches

Amide KDO, also known as Cocamide DEA, is not only popular in the cosmetic industry, but also widely used in other industries. For example, it is used in the agricultural sector as an emulsifier for pesticides and herbicides. Cocamide DEA helps to dissolve and evenly distribute these substances, which increases the efficiency of the products. As an added benefit, Amide KDO also enhances the cleaning power of other surfactants in a formulation.

In addition, Cocamide DEA is also used in the oil industry as a viscosity enhancer in drilling fluids. This helps control the viscosity of the fluid, which is important for effective oil recovery.


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Amide KDO

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