N-octadecanoate; Stearophanic acid; N-octadecylic acid; 1-heptadecanecarboxylic acid; Vanicol
Catalog ID Number
Polytrans ID No. is: 010-200-010
CAS Registry Number
CAS RNo. is: 57-11-4
Chemical formula is: C18H36O2
Structural formula is: CH3(CH2)16CO2H
MW is: 284.48 g/mol
To be used for
Stearic acid is widely used as an additive in industrial preparations. It is also used for suppositories, coating enteric pills, ointments and for coating bitter remedies. It is used in the manufacture of stearates of aluminum, zinc and other metals, stearin soap for opodeldoc, candles, phonograph records, insulators, modeling compounds, impregnating plaster of Paris, vanishing creams and other cosmetics, stearate driers, lubricants, soaps, pharmaceuticals, shoe and metal polishes and food packaging. It is also used as an accelerator activator and dispersing agent and softener in rubber compounds.
Physical and Chemical properties
|Freezing/Melting Point, C°||67 - 69|
|Autoignition Temperature, C°||395|
|Flash Point, C°||196|
|Specific Gravity/Density, g/cm3||0.8450|
Stearic acid is packed in 25 kg bags.