Iron(II) Stearate
Time: 2012-10-01 16:15:17
Iron(II) Stearate
Stearic acid, iron(II) salt;
Iron(2+) octadecanoate;
Octadecanoic acid, iron(II) salt;
Ferrous stearate;
Anionic Surfactant
>> Carboxylate
>> Chain Carboxylate
>> Alkyl Carboxylate
>> Linear Alkyl Carboxylate
Chemical Numbering System
CASRN: 2980-59-8
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C36H70FeO4; C36H72O4.Fe
Molecular Weight: 622.78
Appearance    (1), dark red powder.
Solubility    insoluble in water.
Stability    stable. Easily oxidized.
Risk    Solid form: flammable material; irritation, irritation to skin, eye, respiratory system. Harmful products of combustion are CO, CO2 and so on. Contact with strong oxidants, can cause to burn.
GHS (Rev.6) label:  
Ecology    may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability    biodegradable.
Characteristics    excellent lubricating, emulsifying, dispersing abilities.
Sodium stearate reacts with ferrous chloride solution, then obtain.
Quality Standards & Test Methods
1. Physical and chemical indexes
Physical and chemical indexes
Actives, %, ≥
Fe(2+), %
Test Methods
(1), Actives
GB/T 13173 Surface active agents - Detergents - Testing methods
GB/T 5173 Surface active agents and detergents-Determination of anionic-active matter by direct two-phase titration procedure
ISO 2271 Surface active agents -- Detergents -- Determination of anionic-active matter by manual or mechanical direct two-phase titration procedure
(2), Fe(2+)
2. Hazardous substances indexes
Hazardous substances indexes
Heavy metals (as Pb, except Fe), mg/Kg, ≤
As, mg/Kg, ≤
Test Methods
(1), Heavy metals (as Pb)
Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition)
GB/T 30799 The test method of food detergents - Determination of heavy metals
(2), As
Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition)
GB/T 30797 The test method of food detergents - Determination of total arsenic
3. Further explanation
(a), On physical and chemical indexes: firstly, shall be indicated carbon atom distribution; secondly, shall be indicated average molecular weight.
Major Uses
1. Typical applications
Use as lubricant.
Use as emulsifying agent, dispersing agent.
2. Plastics
Thermal stabilizer, stabilizer, lubricant in plastics. For example: used in manufacture of PVC.
3. Adhesive
Use as adhesive.
Update: 20131102(1); 20171215(2);