barium stearate

barium stearate

[′bar·ē·əm ′stir‚āt]
(organic chemistry)
Ba(C18H35O2)2 A white, crystalline solid; melting point 160°C; used as a lubricant in manufacturing plastics and rubbers, in greases, and in plastics as a stabilizer against deterioration caused by heat and light.
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Markets calcium, zinc, aluminum, magnesium and barium stearate lubricants for thermoplastics.
Provides both precipitated and modified fusion-process metallic stearates: aluminum octoate, aluminum stearate, barium stearate, calcium stearate, lithium stearate, magnesium stearate, sodium stearate, and zinc stearate (including clear melt, polymer, and granular types).