Aluminium Stearate - Aluminum octadecanoate

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Aluminium Stearate

Technical Grade

 

Aluminium stearate is the aluminium salt of the fatty acid, stearic acid

 

Properties of Aluminium Stearate:

CAS No - 637-12-7

Formula - C54H105AlO6

Appearance - White powder / White powder

Ash  (% M / m)  - 10.5 - 12.5

Melting Point (° C) - 160 - 170

Free Acid / Free Fatty Acid  (%) - <5.8

Moisture (% m) - <1

Granulometry (% Retained in 100 mesh) - <= 10

MW: 877.4 g/mol

Aluminium stearate is soluble in alkalies, glycols, mineral and vegetable oils, chlorinated hydrocarbons, petroleum, benzene, turpentine oil, toluene and xylene. It is insoluble in water, ethanol and alcohols

APPLICATIONS:

Aluminium Stearate is used as a lubricant, water repellent, Anti-caking agent, mould release agent and hydrocarbon gelling agent. Other uses include paints and coatings.