Lithium stearate is an important raw material used to prepare oils into lubricating greases. It is also used as a stabilizer for cosmetics and the plastic industry. It has higher melting points than traditional sodium and potassium soaps, so it can be used in high temperature applications. It also increases the melting point of paraffin and microcrystalline waxes, and it has great anti-rust and corrosion properties. Lithium stearate is a white powder that is slightly soluble in water and ethanol. It is insoluble in ethyl acetate and mineral oil. It forms colloids in mineral oil, and it decomposes into stearic acid and the corresponding lithium salt when it comes in contact with strong acids.
The preparation method of lithium stearate is carried out by dissolving 10 g of stearic acid in 100 mL of 95% ethanol. The solution is then titrated with 0.5 mol/L of lithium hydroxide ethanol solution using phenolphthalein as indicator. After the reaction reaches the equivalence point, the precipitated lithium stearate soap is filtered out. The crude product can then be recrystallized with 95% ethanol to obtain pure products.
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