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Stearic Acid, 98%, Alfa Aesar™

$40.07 - $417.38

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Stearic Acid
Assay Percent Range 98%
Molecular Formula CH3(CH2)16CO2H
Formula Weight 284.48
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Products
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AAA1224414

  SDS
alfa aesar
A1224414
25g Each for $133.69

AAA1224406

  SDS
alfa aesar
A1224406
5g Each for $40.07

AAA1224422

 
alfa aesar
A1224422
100g Each for $417.38
Description & Specifications

Specifications

Formula Weight 284.48
Boiling Point 232°C/15mmHg
Melting Point 69° to 71°C
Flash Point 196°C
Quantity 25g
Chemical Name or Material Stearic Acid
Assay Percent Range 98%
Molecular Formula CH3(CH2)16CO2H
CAS 57-11-4

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.