Lithium stearate

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Lithium stearate
Lithium stearate.svg
IUPAC name
Lithium octadecanoate
Systematic IUPAC name
Lithium octadecanoate
4485-12-5 YesY
ChemSpider 19369
EC number 224-772-5
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PubChem 20569
Molar mass 290.41 g·mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Lithium stearate is a chemical compound with the formula LiO2C(CH2)16CH3. It is formally classified as a soap (salt of a fatty acid). Lithium stearate is a white soft solid, prepared by the reaction of lithium hydroxide and stearic acid.

Together with lithium 12-hydroxystearate, lithium stearate is a component of lithium grease.[1]


  1. ^ Angelo Nora, Alfred Szczepanek, Gunther Koenen, "Metallic Soaps" in Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry 2005 Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. doi:10.1002/14356007.a16_361

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