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Magnesium stearate, Alfa Aesar™

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Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Magnesium stearate
CAS 557-04-0
Molecular Formula [CH3(CH2)16CO2]2Mg
Formula Weight 591.27
MDL Number MFCD00036391
Merck Index 14,5690
Synonym Stearic acid magnesium salt
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A162440B
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Formula Weight 591.27
Quantity 1000g
Chemical Name or Material Magnesium stearate
TSCA TSCA
Molecular Formula [CH3(CH2)16CO2]2Mg
MDL Number MFCD00036391
CAS 557-04-0
Merck Index 14,5690
Synonym Stearic acid magnesium salt
RTECS Number WI4390000
Odor Odorless
Melting Point 148° to 152°C

Applications
Magnesium stearate is involved in the production of medical tablets, capsules, powders and polymer formulation. It is also used as a lubricant for tablets, anti-adherent, in dry coating and as a binding agent. It is an important ingredient in baby formulas. Further, it is used in the hydrogenation process. In addition to this, it is used to bind the sugar in hard candies like mints.

Solubility
Slightly soluble in benzene. Insoluble in water, alcohol and ether.

Notes
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, acids and alkalis.