Product : Sodium Stearate
|Appearance||White powder or granular form|
|Iodine Value||2 Max|
|Free Fatty Acids ||< 2 %|
|Moisture||5 % Max.|
|C16 + C18||90% Min.|
Product : Sodium Stearate (Flake/granular and Powder)
|Synonym:||Octadecanoic acid, sodium salt; Stearic acid, sodium salt, mixture of stearic and palmitic |
This element is the sodium salt derived from stearic acid, and it appears as a white solid in transparent soaps. Sodium stearate is mostly used to create soap bases, but it is also used to produce deodorants, latex paints, rubbers and inks, and to a lesser extent, food additives and flavorings.
Sodium Stearate is used in the following applications
Characteristic of soaps, sodium stearate has both hydrophilic and hydrophobic parts, the carboxylate and the long hydrocarbon chain, respectively. These two chemically different components induce the formation of micelles, which present the hydrophilic heads outwards and their hydrophobic (hydrocarbon) tails inwards, providing a lipophilic environment for hydrophobic compounds.The tail part dissolves the grease (or) dirt and forms the micelle. It is also used in the pharmaceutical industry as a surfactant to aid the solubility of hydrophobic compounds in the production of various mouth foams.
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