Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Barium Stearate

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1074

Ba(C18H35O2)2n White crystalline solid; insoluble in water or alcohol; mp of 160°C, and sp gr of 1.145. Used as a light and heat stabilizer in plastics. As a heat stabilizer, it is used particularly when sulfur staining is to be avoided. Also used as a lubricant where high temperatures are to be encountered. Open image in new window

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA