Agent Name

Calcium stearate

CAS Number

1592-23-0

Formula

C36-H70-O4.Ca

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Aquacal; Calcium bis(stearate); Calcium distearate; Calcium octadecanoate; Calcium stearate; Calstar; Flexichem; Flexichem CS; G 339 S; G 339S; Nopcote C 104; Octadecanoic acid, calcium salt; Stavinor 30; Stearates; Stearic acid, calcium salt; Synpro stearate; Witco G 339S; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Stearates

Description

White powder; [Sax]

Sources/Uses

Used as a conditioning agent (food and drugs), a waterproofing agent (fabrics, cement, stucco, explosives), a lubricant (pencils and wax crayons), a stabilizer (PVC resins), and a releasing agent for molded plastic; [Merck Index]

Comments

In the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) database of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA); [ChemIDplus] Has similar properties to other stearates; Low toxicity; Explosive dust-air mixtures can form; [CHEMINFO] See "STEARATES."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

10 mg/m3

Vapor Pressure

2.21E-15 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC (mammals) > 1241 mg/m3/4H;

Explanatory Notes

Melting point equals 217 F; [CHEMINFO] Stearates (not including stearates of toxic metals) have a TLV of 10 mg/m3 and are A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen; [ACGIH]

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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