METHYL 12 HYDROXY STEARIC ACID
Methyl 12 HSA (Methyl 12 Hydroxy stearate) is formed by direct esterification of the 12HSA with methanol. Usually sold in liquid form, this product is widely used in the continuous grease process. It has a lower melting point than 12HSA, which makes it easier to handle in liquid form. Greases made with Methyl 12HSA can be formulated to higher drop points, and they experience both less-bleeding and improved oxidative stability.