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Item # 1180, Stearic Acid

INCI Name: Stearic Acid

CAS Numbers: 57-11-4


Stearic acid is one of the most common long-chain fatty acids, found in combined form in vegetable fats. In nature stearic acid occurs primarily as a mixed triglyceride, or fat, with other long-chain acids and as an ester of a fatty alcohol.

Stearic acid is mainly used in the production of detergents, soaps, and cosmetics such as shampoos and shaving cream products. Esters of stearic acid are used to produce a pearly effect in shampoos, soaps, and other cosmetic products. Also used in lubricants, candle making, and pharmaceuticals.


Stearic Acid Material Safety Data Sheet
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Stearic Acid Technical Data Sheet
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