Heptadecanoic acid, 16-methyl-
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C18H36O2
Molecular Weight: 284.48
Solubility: insoluble in water. soluble in toluene, ether.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicology: rat oral LD50: >32mL/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Characteristics: excellent lubricating, dispersing, emulsifying abilities. stability, low temperature performance, resistance to hard water better than stearic acid. good resistance to alkali.
Quality standards & test methods
physical and chemical indexes
actives*, %, ≥
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Widely used in preparation of isostearic acid esters. isostearic acid esters can be used in personal care products, food, medicine.
Conditioning agent, emollient in personal care products. eg: color make-up, soap, shampoo.
Lubricants in metal processing. Particularly suitable for processing of active metal, such as aluminum, magnesium.
Use as dispersing agent, emulsifying agent.