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Stearic acid

reagent grade, 95%

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Synonym(s):
STA, 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
Beilstein:
608585
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

grade

reagent grade

Quality Level

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 173.7 °C)

Assay

95%

form

powder or flakes

bp

361 °C (lit.)

mp

67-72 °C (lit.)

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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Stearic acid

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 173.7 °C)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 173.7 °C)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 173.7 °C)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 173.7 °C)

assay

95%

assay

≥98.5% (capillary GC)

assay

≥95%

assay

-

form

powder or flakes

form

powder

form

flakes, powder or solid

form

-

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.)

General description

Stearic acid (SA) is a straight chain fatty acid. It forms ordered monolayered Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films on the surface of germanium. These LB films have been investigated by Fourier transform-infrared (FTIR)-attenuated total reflection (AR) spectra.

Conversion of SA with >98% selectivity to deoxygenated C17 products by employing carbon supported palladium catalyst has been reported. It is a promising phase change material (PCM) due to its non-toxicity and convenient melting temperature. Also, it exhibits almost negligible supercooling while undergoing phase change.

Application

Stearic acid can undergo esterification in the presence of mesoporous solid acid catalysts to form methyl stearate. Due to its waterproof ability, STA may be used to impart superhydrophobicity on various surfaces. STA may also be used in the preparation of stearic acid self-assembled monolayers.
Stearic acid may be used to compose the core during sol-gel synthesis of nanoencapsulated phase change materials (NEPCMs).

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

nwg

Flash Point(F)

392.0 °F - Cleveland open cup

Flash Point(C)

200 °C - Cleveland open cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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