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Stearic Acid, 98%, Alfa Aesar™

$39.78 - $414.36

Chemical Identifiers

Assay Percent Range 98%
Molecular Formula CH3(CH2)16CO2H
Formula Weight 284.48
Chemical Name or Material Stearic Acid
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Specifications

Description

Applications
A saturated fatty acid Stearic acid is used as a raw material in the production of detergents, surfactants, soaps, and cosmetics such as shampoos and shaving cream products. Its salts are used to soften polyvinyl chloride and a component of grease. It is used for the preparation of softeners in textile sizing with castor oil and dietary supplements. It acts as a hardener in candles with simple sugar or corn syrup. It is utilized for the coating of metal powders like aluminum and iron in fireworks. It finds application as a common lubricant during injection molding and pressing of ceramic powders. It acts as a key raw material for the synthesis of stearyl alcohol by reduction.

Solubility
Soluble in ethanol, dimethyl sulfoxide, dimethyl formamide, carbon terachloride, toluene, chloroform, acetone and carbondisulfide. Insoluble in water.

Notes
Store in a cool place. Incompatible with bases, oxidizing agents and reducing agents.
Description & Specifications

Chemical Identifiers

98%
CH3(CH2)16CO2H
284.48
Stearic Acid

Specifications

25g
98%
284.48
69° to 71°C
Stearic Acid
57-11-4
CH3(CH2)16CO2H
232°C/15mmHg
196°C