Lithium stearate
Names
Preferred IUPAC name
Lithium octadecanoate
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
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EC Number
  • 224-772-5
UNII
  • InChI=1S/C18H36O2.Li/c1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18(19)20;/h2-17H2,1H3,(H,19,20);/q;+1/p-1
  • [Li+].[O-]C(=O)CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC
Properties
C18H35LiO2
Molar mass 290.42 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Lithium stearate is a chemical compound with the formula LiO2C(CH2)16CH3. It is formally classified as a soap (a salt of a fatty acid). Lithium stearate is a white soft solid, prepared by the reaction of lithium hydroxide and stearic acid.

Lithium stearate and lithium 12-hydroxystearate are lithium soaps, and are components of lithium greases and release agents.[1]

References

  1. ^ Nora, Angelo; Szczepanek, Alfred; Koenen, Gunther (2001). "Metallic Soaps". Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. doi:10.1002/14356007.a16_361.