Stearic Acid, 98%, Alfa Aesar™


Overview
Brand: Alfa Aesar

Manufacturer Part Number: A12244.14

UNSPSC: 12352106

Code: NEW

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


Quantity 25g

Product Code. 11434943

Quantity Price
1 £ 54.91 / 25g
Estimated Shipment date
from Supplier 09-05-2017
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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

Specification

Formula Weight 284.48
Boiling Point 232°C/15mmHg
Flash Point 196°C
Melting Point 69° to 71°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.

Documentation

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