Aluminium monostearate

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Aluminium monostearate
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IUPAC name
Other names
Aluminum monostearate; Dibasic aluminum stearate; Dihydroxyaluminum stearate; Dihydroxy(octadecanoato-O-)aluminium; Dihydroxy(stearato)aluminium
7047-84-9 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:37867 YesY
ChemSpider 11983 YesY
DrugBank DB01375 YesY
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Molar mass 344.47 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Aluminium monostearate is an organic compound which is a salt of stearic acid and aluminium. It has the molecular formula Al(OH)2C18H35O2. It is also referred to as dihydroxy(octadecanoato-O-)aluminium or dihydroxy(stearato)aluminium.

It is used to form gels in the packaging of pharmaceuticals, and in the preparation of colors for cosmetics. It is usually safe in commercial products, but aluminium may accumulate in the body.[1]