Constit. of most vegetable and animal fats. Food uses include: flavour modifier, adjuvant, defoamer, lubricant, masticatory aid in chewing gum base, component of fruit coatings and clarifying agent in wines Stearic acid (first syllable rhymes with either bear or gear) or 18:0 is a saturated fatty acid. It is a waxy solid, and its chemical formula is C18H36O2. Its name comes from the Greek word stéar (genitive: stéatos), which means tallow. The salts and esters of stearic acid are called stearates.; Stearic acid is one of most commonly used lubricants during injection molding and pressing of ceramic powders.; Stearic acid, also called octadecanoic acid, is one of the useful types of saturated fatty acids that comes from many animal and vegetable fats and oils. It is a waxy solid, and its chemical formula is CH3(CH2)16COOH. Its name comes from the Greek word stear, which means tallow. Its IUPAC name is octadecanoic acid. -- Wikipedia


Barium cadmium stearate is a chemical compound of barium and cadmium. Barium is a metallic alkaline earth metal with the symbol Ba, and atomic number 56. It never occurs in nature in its pure form due to its reactivity with air, but combines with other chemicals such as sulfur or carbon and oxygen to form barium compounds that may be found as minerals. Cadmium is a transition metal and chemical element with the symbol Cd and atomic number 48. It is found naturally in the earth's crust, though rarely on it's own. (L6, L214, 408)

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