12-Hydroxy Stearic Acid

12-Hydroxy Stearic Acid


CAS No. 57-11-4
Purity 99.9%
Appearance White Creamish Flakes
Formula C18H36O2
Boiling point 376.1 oC
Molar mass 284.4772 g/mol
Density 847.00 kg/m3

12 Hydroxy Stearic Acid is a saturated C18-Fatty Acid that is a pale Ivory coloured, brittle, hard wax like odourless substance derived from hydrolysis of Hydrogenated Castor Oil. It is suitable for its carboxyl and hydroxyl functional groups in various chemical derivatization processes and is available as Fully Hydrogenated Flakes and Powders.


It is being used in the manufacture of Lithium and Calcium-based multipurpose heavy duty greases, in coatings in both solvent and water-based systems and as a plasticizer. It is also used as an activator and internal lubricant for natural and synthetic rubbers. This type of derivative is also a source for several important industrial oleo chemicals.

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