Coco Di Ethanolamide (CDEA)

Cocamide DEA, or cocamide diethanolamine, is a diethanolamide made by reacting the mixture of fatty acids from coconut oils with diethanolamine. It is a viscous liquid and is used as a foaming agent in bath products like shampoos and hand soaps, and in cosmetics as an emulsifying agent. The chemical formula of individual components is CH3(CH2)nC(=O)N(CH2CH2OH)2, where n typically ranges from 8 to 18.

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Chemical formula

CH3(CH2)nC(=O)N(CH2CH2OH)2, n ~ 8-18


Yellowish to yellow viscous liquid[1]

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