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STEARIC ACID

Synonyms: 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

Formula

Chemical formula is: C18H36O2
Structural formula is: CH3(CH2)16CO2H

Molecular Weight

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

Physical StateFlakes
Appearancewhite
Odorfatty odor
Freezing/Melting Point, C67 - 69
Autoignition Temperature, C395
Flash Point, C196
Specific Gravity/Density, g/cm30.8450

Packing

Stearic acid is packed in 25 kg bags.


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