Colorless, waxy compound. Stearamide is commonly used as a release agent on the surface of plastic bags (e.g., Ziploc®) to prevent the sides from sticking together. Small amounts of stearamide can readily transfer to the surface of any material placed inside the bags.
Synonyms and Related Terms
octadecanamide; Kemamide; amide wax
- Contact may cause irritation.
- Fisher Scientific: MSDS 08/02/2000
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in chloroform, methylene chloride. Slightly soluble in ethanol, ether. Insoluble in water.
|Melting Point||109 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 283.50|
|Boiling Point||251 C|
Resources and Citations
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983