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 water or alcohol but has a melting point at 220 degC, can be used to make greases and other waxes. It is stable up to 150degC at high temperatures and can still be lubricated down to -20degC. 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 used at low and high temperatures. This makes it a versatile product that is found in many industries. The general-purpose grease lithium stearate also serves as a stabilizer within the cosmetics and plastics industries. This compound is also able to be used in the petroleum industry as a corrosion inhibitor.

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 1940s. 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 a lubricant that reduces friction, waterproofs, and seals. 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 (12hydroxystearate grease) and HCO (hydrogenated casting 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 or shear stability and great thermal stability. It also has an excellent storage stability. The continuous operating temperature is 130degC (266)degF, and the drop point ranges from 190 to 200degC. 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 and market sentiment are also important.
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