Stearic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Stearic Acid Properties

Stearic Acid

Stearic Acid-Molecule 3D Struture
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Stearic Acid Molecular Structure-Molecule Struture
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Stearic acid is the saturated fatty acid with an 18 carbon chain. The salts and esters of stearic acid are called stearates. Stearic acid is useful as an ingredient in making candles, plastics, dietary supplements, oil pastels and cosmetics, and for softening rubber.It is used to harden soaps, particularly those made with vegetable oil. Stearic acid is used in aerosol shaving cream products. It is used in adhesives, hot melt adhesives.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Flakes
Boiling Point 383 °C
CAS Number 57-11-4
Density 0.84 g/cm3
EINECS Number 200-313-4
HS Code 38231100
IUPAC Name Octadecanoic Acid
InChI InChI=1/C18H36O2/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18(19)20/h2-17H2,1H3,(H,19,20)
Melting Point 69.6 °C
Molar Mass 284.4 g/mol
Molecular Formula C18H36O2
NFPA 704 H-1,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number WI2800000
Refractive 1.42 n/D
Solubility Slightly Soluble
Synonyms l-Stearic Acid;Promulsin;1-HeptadecanecarboxylicAcid;Stearophanicacid; n-Octadecanoic Acid