12-Hydroxystearic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

12-Hydroxystearic Acid Properties

12-Hydroxystearic Acid

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12-Hydroxy stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid derived from hydrogenated castor oil.It is mainly used in the manufacture of lubricating greases as thickening agents. It is also used as a non-drying fatty acid in the manufacture of alkyd resins, as a PVC lubricant and mould release agent.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Powder
Boiling Point 436.3ºC
CAS Number 36377-33-0,106-14-9
Chemical Composition Sodium Hydroxide;Sulfuric Acid;Castor Oil;Raney Nickel;Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Density 0.944 g/cm3
EINECS Number 203-366-1
IUPAC Name 12-hydroxyoctadecanoic acid
InChI 1S/C18H36O3/c1-2-3-4-11-14-17(19)15-12-9-7-5-6-8-10-13-16-18(20)21/h17,19H,2-16H2,1H3,(H,20,21)
Melting Point 74-76 °C
Molar Mass 300.47 g/mol
Molecular Formula C18H36O3
RTECS Number WI3850000
Refractive 1.468 n/D
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms DL-12-Hydroxystearic Acid