Stearic Acid NF, Octadecanoic Acid, CAS 57-11-4 | For Sale Online

Stearic Acid, NF Grade

Stearic Acid, NF Grade
Brand: Lab Alley

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SKU: C7921-1lb
Stearic Acid NF, 1lb
SKU: C7921-500g
Stearic Acid NF, 500g


Stearic Acid, Octadecanoic Acid, Stearophanic Acid, and n-Octadecanoic Acid, has the chemical formula C18H36O2 or CH3(CH2)16COOH. It is one of the useful types of saturated fatty acids that are obtained from vegetable/plants fats and oils. Stearic Acid appears as a hard, white, or faintly yellowish crystalline solid having a tallow odor. It is insoluble in Water, slightly soluble in Ethanol, and freely soluble in Acetone at ambient conditions. It is produced on a commercial scale by the hydrogenation of the unsaturated 18-carbon fatty acids of soybean, cottonseed, or other vegetable oils. An NF Grade chemical is the one that conforms to the criteria of the National Formulary (NF). A substance that has received the NF Grade certification can be used in food, drug, or medical applications. In the United States of America (USA), Lab Alley is selling its high-quality Stearic Acid, NF Grade online at

Stearic Acid NF Features:

Assay Min. 40%
Stearic Acid + Palmitic Acid Min. 90%
Congealing Temperature Min. 54°C
Iodine Value 4
Residue on Ignition 0.1%
Heavy Metals 0.001%
Mineral Acid To Pass Test
Neutral Fat or Paraffin To Pass Test
Organic Volatile Impurities To Pass Test
Common Uses
  • Flavoring agent
  • Chemical precursor
Commercial/Industrial Applications
  • Synthesis of candles, insulators, modeling compounds
  • Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal care products
Safety and Handling

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