What is Lithium Stearate?

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What is lithium-stearate? lithium stearate (C17H35COOLi) is a lithium salt stearic acid. It is one of the most popular metal soaps. This is a colorless and almost insoluble powder that melts in water and alcohol at 220 degrees Celsius. It is used mainly in the manufacture of greases and waxes. The resulting grease is stable at temperatures upto 150°C and can be lubricated even down to -20°C. This was the largest use of lithium metal before the invention of lithium-ion cells.
For pencils, small amounts of lithium Stearate can be used. This compound is very toxic when given orally. It is therefore used in cosmetics.

What purpose is lithium stearate useful for?
It is used as an all-purpose grease to offer high water resistance. Lithium Stearate is used in many industries. This includes the automotive industry, the heavy machinery industry, and the aerospace industry. The general-purpose grease lithium stearate also serves as a stabilizer in cosmetics and plastics. This compound is also a corrosion inhibitor in petroleum because of its properties.

Here are some applications for lithium stearate.
It can be used to thicken natural and synthetic oils.
It makes it possible to make lightweight metal molds.
It is a thicker, finer grease that is ideal for high-temperature applications.
It can raise the melting point of microcrystalline wax and increase its elasticity.
It is more resistant than other sodium and potassium soaps to losing consistency because of its higher melting point (22°C vs 140°C).
It resists corrosion and rust well.
Lithium stearate is water-repellent but works well in all other types of environments.
This sealant is excellent.

What is lithium grease?
The invention of lithium grease occurred in the 1940s. It is made of lithium hydroxide reacting in fatty acids. Modern lithium soaps are made from 12HSA (or triglyceride), and lithium hydroxide monohydrate in base liquid.
Grease is one the oldest lubricants that humans have used, dating back to 1400BC. Grease is a lubricant that reduces friction and acts as a seal. More than 90% use grease as alubricant.
It could be either mineral oil, synthetic fluid, or a combination of both. There are many 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 invented is lithium 12-hydroxy stearate grease.
The water resistance of lithium grease is excellent (not as good than calcium), and it has excellent mechanical or thermal stability. The continuous operating temperature is 130degC (266degF), with a drop point of between 190 and 200degC. It is the most preferred bearing grease in almost every industrial field.

Lithium Stearate powder price
Price is affected by many factors, including supply and demand in a market, industry trends and economic activity.
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