ammonium stearate

ammonium stearate

[ə′mōn·yəm ′stir‚āt]
(organic chemistry)
C17H35COONH4 A tan, waxlike substance with a melting point of 73-75°C; used in cosmetics and for waterproofing cements, paper, textiles, and other materials.
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Typical compounds used as lubricants include calcium and ammonium stearate, but other stearates, waxes, and polyethylene emulsions find use in this application as well.