Stearic Acid, 98%, Alfa Aesar™

Brand: Alfa Aesar

Manufacturer Part Number: A12244.06

UNSPSC: 12352106

Code: NEW

Additional Details:
Additional Details: CAS Number: 57-11-4 Weight: 0.01000kg

Quantity 5g

Product Code. 11424943

Quantity Price
1 £ 17.6 / 5g
Estimated Shipment date
from Supplier 16-05-2017
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Description and Specification

Chemical Identifiers

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


Formula Weight 284.48
Quantity 5g
Chemical Name or Material Stearic Acid
CAS 57-11-4
Molecular Formula CH3(CH2)16CO2H
Assay Percent Range 98%

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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