Uses: Soap, Shaving Creams, Detergents, Cosmetics, Candles
Storage: Store in a Cool, Dry Place. Away from moisture.
Stearic acid is a long-chain saturated fatty acid. It is also called Octadecanoic acid or Stearophanic acid. It is usually found in various plants and animal fats. It is majorly found as a component of shea butter and cocoa butter. The chemical formula of Stearic acid is C18H36O2.
Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid with an 18-carbon chain. The IUPAC name is octadecanoic acid. It is a waxy solid and its chemical formula is C₁₇H₃₅CO₂H. Its name comes from the Greek word στέαρ "stéar", which means tallow. The salts and esters of stearic acid are called stearates.