Agent Name

Sodium stearate

CAS Number

822-16-2

Formula

C18-H36-O2.Na

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Bonderlube 235; Flexichem B; Octadecanoic acid, sodium salt; Prodhygine; Sodium octadecanoate; Stearates; Stearic acid, sodium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Stearates

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in pharmaceuticals (emulsifying and stiffening agent); in glycerol suppositories; in toothpastes; as waterproofing agent; as gelling agent; in cosmetics; as stabilizer in plastics; and as topical medication; [HSDB] Used in various cleaning products (most common ingredient in soap); as food additive (binder, emulsifier, and anti-caking agent); [CHEMINFO]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "STEARATES."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

10 mg/m3, inhalable particulate matter (3 mg/m3 for respirable particulate matter)

Adverse Effects
ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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