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Mix Ethanol with Stearic Acid, use Sulfuric Acid as catalyst.

Sulfuric Acid can be pre-diluted into the Ethanol.

Boil the mixture under reflux. may need to do a few times after each reaction cycle, to use water to wash out the access ethanol & reaction by-product = water. Then re do the same, mix ethanol+sulfuric acid into the partial reactants (Stearic acid + Ethyl stearate) to fully convert the Stearic acid into Ethyl stearate.

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