Agent Name

Lithium stearate

CAS Number

4485-12-5

Formula

C18-H36-O2.Li

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Lithalure; Lithium octadecanoate; Litholite; Octadecanoic acid, lithium salt; Stavinor; Lithium stearate, pure; Stearic acid, lithium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Lubricants

Description

White powder with a mild odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a thickener and gelling agent to make oils into lubricating greases; [HSDB]

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 irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]See "Lithium." See "STEARATES."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

0.2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Li

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