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Stearic Acid

Octadecanoic acid

Stearic Acid
In topical formulations, stearic acid is used as an emulsifying and solubilizing agent. It can be used to prepare in-situ emulsifiers, when partially neutralized with Triethanolamine or alkalis.
Stearic acid is a hard, white or faintly yellow-coloured, somewhat glossy, crystalline solid.
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Stearic Acid
Stearic Acid
Primary function
Emulsifier
Typical use level
1 - 20%
Physical data

  • Appearance: white or almost colourless crystalline, odourless and, hygroscopic powder.
  • Density 0.847 g/cm³ at 70°C
  • Melting point 66 - 69 °C

Benefits / Claims
Produced from vegetable-based renewable sources.
Suitable for
Tablet
Hard Gel Capsules
ODT
Buccal
Chewable
Lotion

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