Agent Name

Aluminum distearate

CAS Number

300-92-5

Formula

C36-H71-Al-O5

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Aluminum hydroxide distearate; Aluminum hydroxydistearate; Aluminum, hydroxybis(octadecanoato-O)-; Aluminum, hydroxybis(stearato)-; Hydroxyaluminum distearate; Hydroxybis(octadecanoato-O)aluminum; Special M; Stearates; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Stearates

Description

White solid; [Hawley] White powder; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a thickener (paints, inks and greases), water repellent, lubricant in plastics and ropes, stabilizer for food packaging (FDA -approved), pigment suspending agent in paints and inks; water repellent soap for treating stone surfaces, and gasoline gelling agent; Also used in the cosmetics industry to make clear cosmetic gels and in cement production; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause eye irritation; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Aluminum." See "STEARATES."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, respirable fraction

PEL (OSHA)

15 mg/m3(total dust)

MAK

4 mg/m3(inhalable fraction), 1.5 mg/m3 (respirable fraction)

Explanatory Notes

TLV, PEL, and MAK values for aluminum metal and insoluble compounds;

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