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W303518

Sigma-Aldrich

Stearic acid

≥95%, FCC, FG

Synonym(s):
Octadecanoic acid, Stearophanic acid, NSC 25956, 1-Heptadecanecarboxylic acid, C18:0, NSC 261168, Cetylacetic 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

Quality Level

biological source

palm oil

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
FDA 21 CFR 173.340
FDA 21 CFR 175.105

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 173.7 °C)

assay

≥95%

form

flakes
powder or solid

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

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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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.

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle
8, 25 kg in fiber drum

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

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

Enter Lot Number to search for Certificate of Origin (COO).

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Biomass and Bioenergy, 33(1), 44-49 (2009)
Genetics and Genomics of Cotton, 3, 366-366 (2009)
Chemical composition of juice and seeds of pomegranate fruit.
El?Nemr SE, et al.
Molecular Nutrition And Food Research, 34(7),, 601-606 (1990)
Oil content and oil quality properties of some grape seeds.
Baydar NG & Akkurt M.
Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 25(3), 163-168 (2001)
Palle J Pedersen et al.
Journal of medicinal chemistry, 53(9), 3782-3792 (2010-04-22)
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