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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 591.27g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00036391
Merck Index 14,5690
Synonym Stearic acid magnesium salt
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A16244-0B
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

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

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.