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MAGNESIUM STEARATE

MAGNESIUM STEARATE

Chemical Formula: Mg(C18H35O2)2

HS Code (Magnesium Stearate): 29157090

Description

Magnesium stearate is the chemical compound with the formula Mg(C18H35O2)2. It is a soap, consisting of salt containing two equivalents of stearate (the anion of stearic acid) and one magnesium cation (Mg2+). Magnesium stearate is a white, water-insoluble powder. Its applications exploit its softness, insolubility in many solvents, and low toxicity. It is used as a release agent and as a component or lubricant in the production of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Properties

Molar mass: 591.27 g/mol

Appearance: Light White powder

Odor: slight

Density : 1.026 g/cm3

Melting point: 88.5 °C (191.3 °F; 361.6 K)

Uses

Magnesium stearate is often used as an anti-adherent in the manufacture of medical tablets, capsules and powders.In this regard, the substance is also useful because it has lubricating properties, preventing ingredients from sticking to manufacturing equipment during the compression of chemical powders into solid tablets; magnesium stearate is the most commonly used lubricant for tablets.

Magnesium stearate can also be used efficiently in dry coating processes

In the creation of pressed candies, magnesium stearate acts as a release agent and it is used to bind sugar in hard candies such as mints.

 

Magnesium stearate is a common ingredient in baby formulas.

Available in 25/50Kgs Bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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