What is Lithium Stearate?

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What exactly is lithium stearate? lithium stearate (C17H35COOLi) is a lithium-stearic acid salt and one of the most popular metal soaps. This powder, which is nearly insoluble in alcohol or water and has an melting point of 220degC (colorless), is used to make greases and other waxes. It is stable up to 150 degrees Celsius and can still be lubricated down to -20 degrees Celsius. This was the biggest quantitative application of lithium, before the invention of lithium-ion cells.

For pencils, small quantities of lithium stearate can be used. Because it has low toxicities when given orally, the compound can also be used to make cosmetics.

How is lithium-stearate used?

To provide water resistance, it is used in general-purpose greases. The versatility of lithium stearate allows it to be applied at low and high temperatures. This makes it a versatile product that is found in many industries such as the aerospace and heavy machine industry. The general-purpose grease lithium stearate also serves as a stabilizer within the cosmetics and plastics industries. This compound is also a corrosion inhibitor in petroleum because of its unique properties.

Here are the applications of lithium-stearate.

It is also useful as a thickener in natural synthetic oils.

It allows the manufacturing of lightweight metal moulds.

It is a thicker, finer grease that’s ideal for use in high temperatures.

It may increase the melting temperature and elasticity of microcrystalline wax.

It is less likely to lose consistency because lithium stearate melts at a lower temperature than traditional sodium and potassium soaps (22.2°C, 140°C).

It is resistant to corrosion and rust.

Lithium stearate is not water-repellent but it works well in many other environments.

This sealant is great.

What’s lithium grease?

The invention of lithium grease occurred in the late 1940’s. It is made from lithium hydroxide reacting to fatty acid. Today’s lithium soaps, also called Thickeners, contain lithium hydroxide monohydrate and 12HSA (12-hydroxystearic Acid or Triglyceride).

Grease was used in lubricants since 1400BC. It is able to reduce friction, waterproof and provide a seal. Over 90% of bearings use grease for lubrication.

It could be either mineral oil or synthetic oil. Or a combination of the two. There are many oils and fats that can be used to make lithium soap. The preferred oils are 12HSA (12hydrogenated castor olive oil) and HCO (12hydrogenated coconut oil). Perhaps the most versatile multi-purpose grease ever created is Lithium 12hydroxy Stearate Grease.

The water resistance of lithium grease is excellent (not as high as calcium), good mechanical and thermal stability, great storage stability, as well as excellent shear or mechanical stability. The continuous operating temperature is 130°C (266°F), and the drop point ranges from 190 to 200°C. The most popular bearing grease across almost every industrial field is it.

Lithium Stearate powder price

Price is affected by many things, such as the demand and supply in the market and industry trends. Economic activity. Unexpected events.

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