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Stearic acid

≥95%, FCC, FG

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

  • CAS Number 57-11-4

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)16COOH

  • Molecular Weight 284.48

  •  FEMA Number 3035

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 608585

  •  EC Number 200-313-4

  •  Council of Europe no. 15

  •  MDL number MFCD00002752

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901439

  •  Flavis number 8.015

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Related Categories Alphabetical Listings, Certified Food Grade Products, Flavors and Fragrances, Halal Certified Products, Kosher Certified Products,
biological source   palm oil
grade   FG
  Halal
  Kosher
reg. compliance   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)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 872/2012
vapor pressure   1 mmHg ( 173.7 °C)
InChI Key   QIQXTHQIDYTFRH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥95%
form   flakes
  powder or solid
bp   361 °C (lit.)
mp   67-72 °C (lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   odorless
food allergen   no known allergens

Description

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

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
nwg
RTECS 
WI2800000
Flash Point(F) 
235.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
113 °C

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1Dr. Luke Grocholl, Quality Assurance Supervisor, Sigma-Aldrich Flavors & Fragrances
Keywords: Fermentation, Food & Beverage, Safety industry

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