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Stearic Acid, 98%, Alfa Aesar™

Manufacturer:  Alfa Aesar A1224406

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Catalog No. AAA1224406


 

Description

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.
Specifications

Specifications

Stearic Acid
57-11-4
C18H36O2
CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC(=O)O
284.484
CHEBI:28842
5g
98%
QIQXTHQIDYTFRH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
octadecanoic acid
5281
284.48

Chemical Identifiers

57-11-4
284.484
5281
C18H36O2
QIQXTHQIDYTFRH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
CHEBI:28842
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