Agent Name

Lithium 12-hydroxystearate

CAS Number

7620-77-1

Formula

C18-H36-O3.Li

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Octadecanoic acid, 12-hydroxy-, lithium salt (1:1); Octadecanoic acid, 12-hydroxy-, monolithium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Lubricants

Description

Off-white powder with a mild odor; [Redox Chemicals MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a grease thickener; [EPA ChAMP: Submissions]

Comments

Members of the lubricating grease thickeners (fatty acids, lithium and calcium salts) category, similar compounds, and greases containing thickeners from this category demonstrate no skin or eye irritation, no skin sensitization, and no acute oral or dermal toxicity; [EPA ChAMP: Submissions] May cause mechanical eye irritation; [Redox Chemicals MSDS] See "Lithium."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

0.2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Li

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