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[*] posted on 30-12-2017 at 13:18
Naphthenic & Palmitic acids

Hi all, just a quick question.
I've been wanting to obtain both Naphthenic and Palmitic acids, but I can't find anything which contains either. Upon searching through Google, I've found nothing but nutrition guides and soap patents. You all know where this is going. I'm trying to make Aluminum/Aluminium Palmitate and Naphthenate, to see if I can re-create (on a small scale) the original "Napalm". Are any of you aware of what may contain Palmitic and/or Naphthenic acid(s)? Would Aluminum Oleate work?
Also, mods, feel free to move this into the EM thread if it doesn't suit this one.


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[*] posted on 30-12-2017 at 13:31

Palm-oil sourced "stearic acid" for cosmetics or soapmaking is actually mostly palmitic acid, balance being mostly stearic. They should behave basically identically for your purposes.
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