Zinc Stearate is most commonly utilized as release agent in production of rubber, polyurethane, polyester products. It is also known to act as thickening & lubricating agent in various cosmetic items which results in their improved texture. This compound has chemical formula C36H70O4Zn with molar mass of 632.33 g/mol. It also serves as a phase transfer catalyst during saponification of fats and as an activator for vulcanization of rubber. Zinc Stearate appears as soft white colored powder with insolubility in water, alcohol, & ether. It shows good solubility in aromatic hydrocarbons & heated chlorinated hydrocarbons.
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