Stearic Acid, 98%, Alfa Aesar™

Manufacturer: Alfa Aesar A1224414

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    Chemical Identifiers

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


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


    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.

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

    Store in a cool place. Incompatible with bases, oxidizing agents and reducing agents.

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