Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Butyl Stearate

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1766

n (butyl octadecaonoate) A mold lubricant and plasticizer, compatible with natural and synthetic rubbers, chlorinated rubber, and ethyl cellulose. It can be used in vinyls in very low concentrations as a nontoxic, secondary plasticizer and lubricant. In the production of polystyrene, butyl stearate is added to the emulsion polymerization to impart good flow properties to the resin. Open image in new window

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA