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W303518

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Stearic acid

≥95%, FCC, FG

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Synonym(s):
1-Heptadecanecarboxylic acid, C18:0, Cetylacetic acid, NSC 25956, NSC 261168, Octadecanoic acid, Stearophanic acid
Linear Formula:
CH3(CH2)16COOH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
284.48
FEMA Number:
3035
Beilstein:
608585
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
15
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
8.015
NACRES:
NA.21

biological source

palm oil

Quality Level

grade

FG
Halal
Kosher

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 872/2012
FCC
FDA 21 CFR 172.210
FDA 21 CFR 172.615
FDA 21 CFR 172.860

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 173.7 °C)

Assay

≥95%

form

flakes
powder or solid

bp

361 °C (lit.)

mp

67-72 °C (lit.)

density

0.845 g/cm3

cation traces

As: ≤3 ppm
Cd: ≤1 ppm
Hg: ≤1 ppm
Pb: ≤2 ppm

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

food allergen

no known allergens

Organoleptic

odorless

SMILES string

CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC(O)=O

InChI

1S/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)

InChI key

QIQXTHQIDYTFRH-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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grade

FG, Halal, Kosher

grade

certified reference material, TraceCERT®

grade

-

grade

reagent grade

assay

≥95%

assay

-

assay

≥98.5% (capillary GC)

assay

95%

bp

361 °C (lit.)

bp

361 °C (lit.)

bp

361 °C (lit.)

bp

361 °C (lit.)

mp

67-72 °C (lit.)

mp

67-72 °C (lit.)

mp

67-72 °C (lit.)

mp

67-72 °C (lit.)

density

0.845 g/cm3

density

-

density

0.845 g/cm3

density

-

General description

Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid found in high quantity in animal fat. It is also found in cottonseed oil, pumpkin seed oil, grape seed oil and also in pomegranate seeds. Stearic acid plays an important role as an emulsifier in the cosmetic industry.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

nwg

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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