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Butyl stearate

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  • Chemical PropertiesLOW MELTING SOLID OR LIQUID
  • Chemical PropertiesButy stearate has no odor or a faintly fatty odor.
  • OccurrenceReported found in fresh apple and boiled mutton.
  • Usesbutyl stearate is a stearic acid used in very small quantities in cosmetic preparations as an emulsifier for creams and lotions. It has been shown to cause allergic reactions.
  • UsesSolvent, spreading and softening agent in plastics, textiles, cosmetics, rubber industries.
  • DefinitionChEBI: A fatty acid ester that is the butyl ester of stearic acid.
  • PreparationBy reacting silver state with n-butyl iodide at 100°C by transesterification of glyceryl tristearate (tristearin) with n-butyl alcohol.
  • Purification MethodsAcidic impurities are removed by shaking with 0.05M NaOH or a 2% NaHCO3 solution, followed by several water washes, then purified by fractional freezing of the melt and fractional crystallisation from solvents with boiling points below 100o. [Beilstein 2 IV 1219.]
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