Aluminum Palmitate

Title: Aluminum Palmitate
CAS Registry Number: 555-35-1
CAS Name: Hexadecanoic acid aluminum salt
Additional Names: palmitic acid aluminum salt
Molecular Formula: C48H93AlO6
Molecular Weight: 793.23
Percent Composition: C 72.68%, H 11.82%, Al 3.40%, O 12.10%
Line Formula: [CH3(CH2)14COO]3Al
Literature References: Prepd from AlCl3 and palmitic acid: Mehrotra, Rai, J. Indian Chem. Soc. 39, 1 (1962).
Properties: White to yellow mass or powder. Practically insol in water or alcohol; when fresh, dissolves in petrol ether or oil turpentine.
Use: Thickening petroleum and lubricants; water-proofing fabrics; sizing and glazing paper and leather.
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