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METHYL STEARATE Chemical Properties
  • Melting point:37-41 °C(lit.)
  • Boiling point:215 °C
  • Density 0,84 g/cm3
  • refractive index 1.4241 (estimate)
  • Flash point:>230 °F
  • storage temp. -20°C
  • form Paste
  • color Off-white to cream or light yellow
  • Water Solubility Soluble in chloroform. Insoluble in water.
  • Merck 14,8804
  • BRN 1786213
  • CAS DataBase Reference112-61-8(CAS DataBase Reference)
  • EPA Substance Registry SystemMethyl stearate (112-61-8)
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METHYL STEARATE Usage And Synthesis
  • Chemical Propertiesoff-white to cream or light yellow paste
  • UsesMethyl Stearate is used as a nonionic surfactant in various experiments in helping solubilize a variety of chemical species by dissociating aggregates and unfolding proteins.
  • DefinitionChEBI: A natural product found in Neolitsea daibuensis.
  • Synthesis Reference(s)Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 59, p. 2617, 1981 DOI: 10.1139/v81-377
  • General DescriptionWhite crystals or chunky solid.
  • Air & Water ReactionsInsoluble in water.
  • Reactivity ProfileMETHYL STEARATE is an ester. Esters react with acids to liberate heat along with alcohols and acids. Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products. Heat is also generated by the interaction of esters with caustic solutions. Flammable hydrogen is generated by mixing esters with alkali metals and hydrides.
  • Health HazardACUTE/CHRONIC HAZARDS: When heated to decomposition METHYL STEARATE emits toxic fumes.
  • Fire HazardMETHYL STEARATE is combustible.
  • Safety ProfileQuestionable carcinogen with experimental tumorigenic data. Combustible when exposed to heat or flame; can react with oxidizing materials. To fight fire, use CO2, dry chemical. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
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