Sodium cocoate

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Sodium cocoate is a mixture of fatty acid salts (acid salts) of coconut oil that is used in some soaps.[1]

Sodium cocoate is produced by hydrolysis of the ester linkages in coconut oil with sodium hydroxide, a strong base.


  1. ^ R. Marc Dahlgren; et al. "Effects of Bar Soap Constituents on Product Mildness". In A. R. Baldwin (ed.). Second World Conference on Detergents. p. 127.

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