Stearic Acid

Selenium Metal

What is stearic acid?

Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid with an 18-carbon chain and has the IUPAC name octadecanoic acid. It is a waxy solid, and its chemical formula is CH3(CH2)16CO2H. Its name comes from the Greek word “stéar”, which means tallow. The salts and esters of stearic acid are called stearates. Stearic acid is one of the most common saturated fatty acids

Uses:

  • Rubber tire
  • Production of candles
  • Production of soap
  • Production of plastics and paints.
  • Hair care products
CHARCTERISTICS SPECIFICATIONS
ACID VALUE 205 min.
SAPONIFICATION VALUE 206 min.
IODINE VALUE 0.5max.
TITREC 54 – 58
ASH CONTENT 0.10max.
COLOUR IN LOVIBOND 5 1/4″ cell 1.5Y + 0.6R max.