Stearic acid, 2-(octadecyloxy)-3-hydroxypropyl ester
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C39H78O4
Molecular Weight: 611.03
Appearance: white to pale yellow solid.
Solubility: insoluble in water.
Stability: stable. at strong acid, strong alkali, easily hydrolyzed.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Characteristics: excellent dispersing, emulsifying, lubricating abilities.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
actives*, %, ≥
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Use as emulsifying agent, emulsion stabilizer.
Use as plasticizer.
Conditioning agent, emollient in personal care products.