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Stearic Acid

Stearic Acid is a saturated long-chain fatty acid with an 18-carbon backbone. Stearic acid is found in various animal and plant fats, and is a major component of cocoa butter and shea butter.
Stearic acid, also called octadecanoic acid, is one of the useful types of saturated fatty acids that comes from many animal and vegetable fats and oils. It is a waxy solid, and its chemical formula is C₁₈H₃₆O₂. Its name comes from the Greek word stear, which means tallow. Its IUPAC name is octadecanoic acid.

Chemical Composition

Parameters Specifications
Chemical Formula C₁₈H₃₆O₂
Description white scales
Assay (Min.) 99.0%
Melting point 68 – 69°C
Boiling Point 361° C
Molar Mass 284.48 g/mol
Heavy metals (as Pb) <0.001%
Iron (Fe) <0.0001%
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 195 Min.
Saponifiable substance <0.5%
Saponification value 196 Min.
Sulphated ash <0.05%
Iodine number <0.5%
Iodine value (gl²/ 100g) 4 Max.
Titre° C 52 Min.
Density 941 Kg/mᵌ

Packaging: 25 Kgs. HDPE Bags

Product application:

  • Soaps, cosmetics, detergent
  • Lubricants, softening and release agents
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • In Candies Manufacturing as a hardener
  • To coat metal powders such as Aluminium and iron in fireworks
  • Candles manufacturing