Cadmium stearate

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Cadmium stearate
Cadmium stearate.svg
IUPAC name
Cadmium dioctadecanoate
Other names
Cadmium distearate; Cadmium(II) stearate; Cadmium(II) dioctadecanoate
3D model (Jmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.017.040
EC Number 218-743-6
Molar mass 679.37 g·mol−1
Appearance White powder
Density 1.80 g/cm3
Melting point 134 °C (273 °F; 407 K)
NFPA 704
Flammability code 0: Will not burn. E.g., water Health code 4: Very short exposure could cause death or major residual injury. E.g., VX gas Reactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogen Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
US health exposure limits (NIOSH):
PEL (Permissible)
[1910.1027] TWA 0.005 mg/m3 (as Cd)[1]
REL (Recommended)
IDLH (Immediate danger)
Ca [9 mg/m3 (as Cd)][1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Cadmium stearate or cadmium distearate[2] is a chemical compound with the formula C36H70CdO4. It is classified as an extremely hazardous substance in the United States as defined in Section 302 of the U.S. Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (42 U.S.C. 11002), and is subject to strict reporting requirements by facilities which produce, store, or use it in significant quantities.[3]

Its primary uses are as a lubricant and heat stabilizer in plastics.

It is manufactured by the reaction of cadmium chloride with sodium stearate.


Cadmium stearate is a carcinogen.[4]