Methyl 12 Hydroxy Stearate

Chemical Name:
Methyl Ester of 12 Hydroxy Stearic Acid
  • Product Details & Information

    Acme-Hardesty Co. is one of the oldest and largest importers and distributors of Castor Oil in the U.S. today that carries a full line of Castor Oil Derivatives such as Methyl-12-Hydroxy Stearate. Whether you need a pallet of HCO, an isotank of Ricinoleic Acid, or a full truckload of Methyl 12-Hydroxy Stearate, we are your experienced and reliable source. Our Methyl 12 HS is produced by the esterification of 12 Hydroxystearic Acid with Methanol. It has been the favored thickener of lithium and other specialty lubricating greases for over 20 years, a testament to the unique qualities of Castor Oil from which it is derived.

  • Uses & Applications

    Lubricants and Greases: Improves Stability and Consistency in a Wide Range of Temperatures and Extends the Life of the Lubricant

  • Grades and Forms Available

    Flakes or Liquid

  • Packaging

    Flakes in Bags, Liquid in Isotanks

  • Shelf Life

    Two Years from Date of Manufacture when stored according to MSDS recommendations

Sales Specifications of Methyl 12 Hydroxy Stearate Standard Flakes

ParametersSpecificationsTest Methods
Appearance Off-White Flakes Visual
Acid Value 8 max AOCS Cd 3d-63
Saponification Value 175 – 180 AOCS Cd 3-25
Iodine Value 4 max AOCS Tg 1a-64
Hydroxyl Value 160 min AOCS Cd 13-60
Melting Point, °C 49 – 51 AOCS Cc 1-25
Titer, °C 67 – 75 AOCS Cc 12-59
Color, Lovibond 1” 5.0Y / 2.0R AOCS Cc 13e-92
Moisture, ppm 25 max Karl Fisher
Specific Gravity @ 25/25°C 1.02 Typical AOCS Cc 10a-25
Specs & MSDS ofMethyl 12 Hydroxy Stearate