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.
- ^ 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