Magnesium stearate, Alfa Aesar™

Manufacturer: Alfa Aesar A162440B

Quantity 1000g

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Catalog No. AAA162440B

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    Chemical Identifiers

    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
    Chemical Name or Material Magnesium stearate

    Specifications

    Melting Point 148° to 152°C
    Quantity 1000g
    Odor Odorless
    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
    Chemical Name or Material Magnesium stearate

    Description

    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.

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