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Aluminum Monostearate

    Synonyms: Aluminum stearate; aluminum, dihydroxy (octadecanoate-O-); dihydroxyaluminum monostearate; HyQual; octadecanoic acid aluminum salt; stearic acid aluminum salt; stearic acid aluminum dihydroxide salt; Synpro.

    Description: Aluminum monostearate occurs as a white, fine, bulky powder with a slight odor of fatty acid. It is a solid material.

    Chemical Name: Aluminum monostearate

    Emollient; emulsion stabilizer; gelling agent; opacifier; stabilizing agent.

    • Aluminum monostearate is mainly used in microencapsulation and in the manufacture of ointments.
    • Aluminum monostearate is used as a viscosity-increasing agent in nonaqueous cosmetic and pharmaceutical formulations.
    • In addition, aluminum monostearate can be used as an emulsion stabilizer in cosmetic emulsions and is used in cosmetics such as mascara, moisturizers, and sunscreens.

    Aluminum monostearate is generally regarded as relatively nontoxic and nonirritant when used as an excipient.

    Observe normal precautions appropriate to the circumstances and quantity of the material handled. When heated to decomposition, aluminum monostearate emits acrid smoke and irritating vapors.

    Aluminum distearate; aluminum tristearate