Agent Name

Fatty acids, tall-oil, cobalt salts

CAS Number

61789-52-4

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cobalt tallate; Tall oil fatty acids, cobalt salts; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Sources/Uses

Cobalt carboxylates are used as oxidative polymerization catalysts in applications including ink and paint driers, unsaturated polyester resins (and hydrodesulfurization in their manufacture), and in the manufacture of the insecticide DEET; They are also used in oxygen scavenger plastics and as adhesion promoters in tire manufacture; [EPA ChAMP: Submissions - Cobalt Stearate and Fatty Acids, Tall Oil, Cobalt Salts]

Comments

Divalent cobalt compound indented to provide a metal ion in chemical reactions by rapid dissociation into the free metal and the free acid; [EPA ChAMP: Submissions - Cobalt Stearate and Fatty Acids, Tall Oil, Cobalt Salts] See "Cobalt." See "Tall oil fatty acids."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Cobalt in urine = 15 ug/L; sample at end of shift at end of workweek;

TLV (ACGIH)

0.02 mg/m3, as Co

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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