Cosmetic Additive Sodium Stearate

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, Sodium stearate , is an organic substance. Its formula chemical is C17H35COONa. It is an oily white powder that has a greasy odor and feels slippery.

Sodium Stearate Properties:

Sodium stearate has the chemical formula C17H35COONa. White oily powder, Sodium Stearate has a greasy odor and slippery texture. It is soluble in alcohol or hot water and can absorb water in the atmosphere.

The solution of sodium stearate in water is slightly soluble, but it becomes soluble when heated or in alcohol. The alcohol solution is neutral, while the aqueous solution has an alkaline pH due to hydrolysis. Sodium stearate can be made from octadecanoic acids and sodium hydroxide.

Sodium Stearate is not soluble in ether (light gasoline), acetone, or other organic solvents. Sodium stearate also is not soluble in electrolyte such as sodium hydroxide and salt.

Applications for Sodium Stearate

The toothpaste industry uses sodium stearate as an anti-caking agent, plastic stabilizer, and a waterproofing compound.

1. The sodium stearate used in toothpaste is a plastic stabilizer. It’s also used to make soap detergents.

2. It is used primarily to make soaps and detergents. It can be used in bar soaps, cosmetics and O/W products.

3. Detergent Sodium stearate helps control foam when rinsing. (Sodium Stearate is the primary component of soap).

4. Emulsifiers or dispersants: Sodium Stearate is used to emulsify polymers and antioxidants.

5. Corrosion Inhibitor: Sodium Stearate is added to polyethylene packaging films in order to enhance their protective qualities.

6. Cosmetics: Sodium stearate is used as shaving gel, transparent viscose, etc.

7. Adhesive – Sodium stearate can be used as natural adhesive and is then pasted on paper.

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