Definition of Calcium stearate

1. Noun. An insoluble calcium salt of stearic acid and palmitic acid; it is formed when soap is mixed with water that contains calcium ions and is the scum produced in regions of hard water.

Exact synonyms: Calcium Octadecanoate
Generic synonyms: Salt

Medical Definition of Calcium stearate

1. Used in the preparation of tablets as a lubricant for tablet machinery and to keep powder mixtures flowing. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Calcium Stearate

calcium oxalate
calcium oxide
calcium pantothenate
calcium phosphate
calcium phosphates
calcium propionate
calcium pump
calcium pyrophosphate
calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease
calcium radioisotopes
calcium rigor
calcium saccharate
calcium sign
calcium sorbate
calcium stearate (current term)
calcium sulfate
calcium sulfite
calcium sulphate
calcium trisodium pentetate
calcium tungstate

Literary usage of Calcium stearate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes on the chemical lectures in the medical department of the University by Theodore George Wormley (1890)
"... containing calcium bicarbonate in solution, insoluble calcium stearate is formed, according to the following reaction:— Sodium Acid Sodium Stearate. ..."

2. Text-book of Medical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry by Elias Hudson Bartley (1899)
"calcium stearate. Sodium Sulphate. Sulphate. The calcium Stearate in both cases is precipitated as a white, curdy- like mass. The hardness is estimated by ..."

3. Elementary Inorganic Chemistry by George S. Newth (1904)
"The calcium stearate, being insoluble, separates out as a greasy scum, ... This is the calcium stearate being precipitated ; continue adding the ..."

4. A Text-book of Volumetric Analysis, with Special Reference to the Volumetric by Henry William Schimpf (1898)
"The calcium stearate, which is an insoluble calcium soap, is precipitated in both cases as a white curd-like mass. The method for estimating hardness in ..."

5. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 500-599, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Feed-grade calcium stearate and sodium stearate may be safely used in an animal feed in accordance with the ..."

6. Chapters on Papermaking by Clayton Beadle (1907)
"M is right in stating that lime combines with the fatty bodies in the rags, forming an insoluble calcium stearate, as almost all fats contain stearates ..."

7. The Chemistry of Life and Health by Charles William Kimmins (1892)
"Insoluble bodies, such as calcium stearate, form the gritty substances produced in washing with hard water. The principal salts present in water which ..."

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