Agent Name

Neatsfoot oil

CAS Number

85049-53-2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Oils, neat's-foot, mixed with Me oleate, sulfurized; [ChemIDplus] Oils, miscellaneous: neatsfoot; [CHRIS]

Category

Fatty Acids and Fats

Description

Light yellow liquid with a peculiar odor; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

An oil derived from the feet of cattle used for waterproofing and softening leather and wool; [Merck Index] "Neatsfoot oil is a yellow oil rendered and purified from the shin bones and feet (but not the hooves) of cattle. . . . Neatsfoot oil is used as a conditioning, softening and preservative agent for leather. . . . Neatsfoot oil is used in metalworking industries as a cutting fluid for aluminium." [Wikipedia]

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