Stearic acid, hydroxy-
Octadecanoic acid, hydroxy-
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C18H36O3
Molecular Weight: 300.48
Appearance: white solid.
Solubility: slightly soluble in water.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Characteristics: excellent emulsifying, dispersing, lubricating, antirust, cleansing abilities.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
actives*, %, ≥
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Cleansing agent, emulsifying agent in personal care products. can be used in antiperspirant formulations.
Use as cleansing agent.
Use as dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.
Use as lubricant. eg: textiles, lubricating grease.
Use as defoaming agent.