Lithium 12-hydroxystearate

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Lithium 12-hydroxystearate is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is C18H35LiO3. It is classified as a lithium soap. In chemistry, "soap" refers to salts of fatty acids. Lithium 12-hydroxystearate is a white solid.

Uses[change | change source]

Most greases used today in vehicles, aircraft, and heavy machines contain lithium stearates, mainly lithium 12-hydroxystearate.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wietelmann, Ulrich; Bauer, Richard J. (2000-06-15). "Lithium and Lithium Compounds". Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. doi:10.1002/14356007.a15_393. ISBN 3-527-30673-0.