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magnesium stearate
octadecanoic acid, magnesium salt (2:1)

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CAS Number: 557-04-0Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:209-150-3
FDA UNII:70097M6I30
Nikkaji Web:J43.178H
Beilstein Number:3919702
MDL:MFCD00036391
Molecular Weight:591.25570000
Formula:C36 H70 Mg O4
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Category:release agents
 
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 FDA/DG SANTE Petitions, Reviews, Notices:
184.1440 Magnesium stearate View-review
JECFA Food Additive: Magnesium Stearate
GSFA Codex: Magnesium stearate (470(iii))
FDA Mainterm: MAGNESIUM STEARATE
FDA Regulation:
FDA PART 172 -- FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED FOR DIRECT ADDITION TO FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
Subpart I--Multipurpose Additives
Sec. 172.863 Salts of fatty acids.


FDA PART 173 -- SECONDARY DIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED IN FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
Subpart D--Specific Usage Additives
Sec. 173.340 Defoaming agents.


FDA PART 175 -- INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: ADHESIVES AND COMPONENTS OF COATINGS
Subpart C--Substances for Use as Components of Coatings
Sec. 175.300 Resinous and polymeric coatings.


FDA PART 179 -- IRRADIATION IN THE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING AND HANDLING OF FOOD
Subpart C--Packaging Materials for Irradiated Foods
Sec. 179.45 Packaging materials for use during the irradiation of prepackaged foods.


FDA PART 181 -- PRIOR-SANCTIONED FOOD INGREDIENTS
Subpart B--Specific Prior-Sanctioned Food Ingredients
Sec. 181.29 Stabilizers.


FDA PART 184 -- DIRECT FOOD SUBSTANCES AFFIRMED AS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE
Subpart B--Listing of Specific Substances Affirmed as GRAS
Sec. 184.1440 Magnesium stearate.
 
Physical Properties:
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Boiling Point: 359.40 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Vapor Pressure:0.000009 mm/Hg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 324.00 °F. TCC ( 162.40 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): 8.216 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 1.045e-010 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
 
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
 
Cosmetic Information:
CosIng:cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: anticaking agents
bulking agents
cosmetic colorants
moisturising agents
 
Suppliers:
Aceto
Magnesium Stearate USP (Kosher)
Aceto
Magnesium Stearate Veg. NF
Acme-Hardesty
Magnesium Stearate
Odor: characteristic
Use: Internal and external lubricant, flow agent, neutralizer and more.
Allan Chemical
Magnesium Stearate
American International Chemical, LLC.
MAGNESIUM STEARATE FCC
American International Chemical, LLC.
MAGNESIUM STEARATE S VEGETABLE
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
Magnesium stearate 98%
Charkit Chemical
MAGNESIUM STEARATE
ECSA Chemicals
Magnesium Stearate
Company Profile
Graham Chemical
Magnesium Stearate
Kraft Chemical
Magnesium Stearate
Mosselman
Magnesium Stearate
Penta International
MAGNESIUM STEARATE N.F.
Penta International
MASNESIUM STEARATE NF EP
Prinova
Magnesium Stearate
Sigma-Aldrich: Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
Magnesium Stearate technical grade
Silver Fern Chemical
Magnesium Stearate
Odor: characteristic
Use: Magnesium Stearate is used as a dusting powder, a lubricant in making tablets, a drier in paints and varnishes, a flatting agent, a stabilizer for lubricants and plastics, an emulsifier for cosmetics, and occasionally as a dietary supplement.
Songwon Industrial
SONGSTAB™ SM-310
SysKem Chemie
Magnesium Stearate
 
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
 
Hazards identification
 
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
 
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Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
 
Safety in Use Information:
Category: release agents
Recommendation for magnesium stearate usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
 
Recommendation for magnesium stearate flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
 
Safety References:
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):
Re-evaluation of sodium, potassium and calcium salts of fatty acids (E 470a) and magnesium salts of fatty acids (E 470b) as food additives
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EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):557-04-0
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :11177
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:nwg
magnesium octadecanoate
Chemidplus:0000557040
RTECS:557-04-0
 
References:
 magnesium octadecanoate
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:557-04-0
Pubchem (cid):11177
Pubchem (sid):134977058
 
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Formulations/Preparations:
•magnesium stearate is compd of magnesium with mixture of solid org acids obtained from fats, & consists chiefly of variable proportions of magnesium stearate & magnesium palmitate. it contains equivalent of 6.8-8.0% of magnesium oxide (40.30). •grades: technical, usp fcc. •a typical dry compressed antiperspirant stickcontains0.25 wt% magnesium stearate
 
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
 
Potential Uses:
 cosmetic colorants
 
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 not found in nature
 
Synonyms:
 dibasic magnesium stearate
 magnesium dioctadecanoate
 magnesium distearate
 magnesium octadecanoate
 magnesium stearate FCC
 magnesium stearate N.F.
 magnesium stearate NF EP kosher
 magnesium stearate USP
 magnesium stearate veg. NF
 magnesium stearate vegetable HSEP
 magnesiumstearate
 octadecanoic acid magnesium salt
 octadecanoic acid magnesium salt (2:1)
 octadecanoic acid, magnesium salt
 octadecanoic acid, magnesium salt (2:1)
 stearic acid magnesium salt
 

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PubMed:Determination of tackiness of chitosan film-coated pellets exploiting minimum fluidization velocity.
 
Notes:
Used in foods as a binder, emulsifier, anticaking agent, lubricant and release agent, nutrient supplement, defoaming agent and processing aid
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