Stearic Acid, NF Grade
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 laballey.com.
|Stearic Acid + Palmitic Acid||Min. 90%|
|Congealing Temperature||Min. 54°C|
|Residue on Ignition||0.1%|
|Mineral Acid||To Pass Test|
|Neutral Fat or Paraffin||To Pass Test|
|Organic Volatile Impurities||To Pass Test|
- Flavoring agent
- Chemical precursor
- Synthesis of candles, insulators, modeling compounds
- Personal care products
Please contact us to request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Certificate of Analysis (COA) for Stearic Acid NF.