Stearic Acid Series

CAS 4485-12-5 Lithium Stearate Powder

Lithium stearate is a white powdered compound with the chemical formula LiC18H35O2.
Note: Besides lithium stearate, we can also supply lithium 12-hydroxy stearate.
Lithium Stearate Powder
Lithium Stearate Properties:
Lithium stearate is a white powdered compound with the chemical formula LiC18H35O2.
Lithium stearate density: 1.025g /cm3.
Lithium stearate melting point: 220.0-221.5℃.
Stable at room temperature and pressure.
Lithium stearate solubility: slightly soluble in water, and ethanol, the water solubility is 0.09 g/ 100mL, and ethanol solubility is 0.04 g/100ml. Decomposition into stearic acid and corresponding lithium salts in response to strong acid. Insoluble in ethyl acetate and mineral oil. Colloids form in mineral oils. 

Lithium stearate is officially classified as soap (a salt of fatty acids). Lithium stearate is a white soft solid prepared by the reaction of lithium hydroxide with stearic acid.
Lithium stearate and lithium 12-hydroxy stearate are lithium soaps that are components of lithium grease and release agents.

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Parameters of Lithium Stearate
Testing items Appearance Lithium oxide content(in dry), % Free acid, % Loss on drying, % Fineness, %
Results white fine powder 5.3~5.6 ≤0.20 ≤1.0 325 mesh ≥99.0

How is Lithium Stearate made?

Method 1:  

10g stearic acid was dissolved in 100mL 95% ethanol, and titrated with 0.5mol/L lithium hydroxide ethanol solution (if lithium hydroxide could not be completely dissolved in ethanol, water could be added to make it completely dissolved). Phenolphthalein was used as an indicator. After the reaction reached the equivalence point, the precipitated lithium stearate soap was extracted and filtered out.  The crude product can be recrystallized with 95% ethanol to obtain pure product.  

Method 2:  

Sodium hydroxide is dissolved in water to form a solution, to which stearic acid is added, and then fully reacted and heated to more than 100℃. Dissolve lithium chloride in water, cool it to room temperature, and add it to the prepared sodium stearate solution for reaction;  After the reaction is finished, it is released and dehydrated by centrifuge. Using air drying equipment for drying, get the finished product. 

Lithium Stearate Uses:

Lithium stearate can be used as PVC heat stabilizer for transparent products, when used with phthalate plasticizer, the film transparency of the product is good, does not have white fog.  Lithium stearate melts more easily in ketones than other stearates and thus has less impact on embossing operations. 
Non-toxic, barium soap, lead soap substitutes. This product can also be used with a phospholipid acid plasticizer. The product can also be used as an external lubricant for nylon, phenolic resin, and rigid polyvinyl chloride (maximum dosage of 0.6%).  In addition, the commodity can also be used for building waterproof, impermeable, and so on. Used for lithium stearate grease.

Packing & Shipping of Lithium Stearate Powder:
We have many different kinds of packing which depend on Lithium Stearate Powder quantity.
Lithium Stearate Powder packing: 20kg/bag, then put on pallet.
Lithium Stearate Powder shipping: could be shipped out by sea, by air, by express as soon as possible once payment receipt.


Lithium Stearate Powder Properties

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Compound Formula LiC18H35O2
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Appearance White powder
Melting Point 221℃
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Density 1.025 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O slightly soluble in water
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