Agent Name

Methyl stearate

CAS Number

112-61-8

Formula

C19-H38-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Emery 2218; Kemester 9018; Kemester 9718; Metholene 2218; Methyl n-octadecanoate; Methyl octadecanoate; Octadecanoic acid, methyl ester; Stearic acid, methyl ester; n-Octadecanoic acid methyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Stearates

Description

Semi-solid; mp = 37.8 deg C; [Hawley] White solid or semi-solid; mp = 39.1 deg C; [HSDB] Off-white crystalline solid; mp = 40-42 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Found in raw beef and as flavoring component of cassava, gari, farine, and clove; Used to make stearic acid detergents, emulsifiers, wetting agents, stabilizers, resins, and plasticizers; Also used as a lubricant in textile and molding trades and in lipstick, nail varnishes, and ointments; [HSDB]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "STEARATES."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.36E-5 mm Hg

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