Stearic Acid

CAS#: 57-11-4 

Synonyms: n-octadecanoic acid; carboxylic acid C18; cetylacetic acid; 1-heptadecane carboxylic acid

Uses: Chemicals, especially stearates and stearate driers; lubricants; soaps; pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; accelerator activator; dispersing agent and softener in rubber compounds; shoe and metal polishes; coatings; food packaging; suppositories and ointments.

Hazard: Compound is generally considered nontoxic.  Inhalation of dust irritates nose and throat.  Dust causes mild irritation of eyes.