Magnesium Stearate IP / BP / USP
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Product Details

Magnesium Stearate is a magnesium salt of Stearic acid. Magnesium stearate, also called octadecanoic acid. Magnesium Salt is a white substance, powder which becomes solid at room temperature.

Specification

Appearance Fine white powder
Molecular weight 591.27 gm/mol
Specific gravity 1.1
Moisture % 3.0 max.
Particle size 300 mesh
Magnesium content (as Mg) 3.8 to 5.0%
Free fatty Acid % 3.0 Max.
Heavy Metals 20 ppm Max.
Chloride 250 ppm Max.
Sulphate 0.6% Max.

Microbial Limits

Total Viable Aerobic Count NMT 100 cfu/g
Total Yeast & Mould Count NMT 1000 cfu/g
Escherichia Coli Absent
Salmonella Species Absent

Packing : 25 kg HDPE Bag / Paper Bag

Application

  • As a lubricating agent in tablet manufacturing
  • As a drier in paints and varnishes
  • As a flatting agent
  • As a stabilizer and lubricant for plastics
  • Emulsifying agent in cosmetics
  • As an anticaking agent in foods
  • As a gelling agent in the manufacturing of greases