Agent Name

Aluminum oleate

CAS Number

688-37-9

Formula

C18-H34-O2.1/3Al

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

9-Octadecenoic acid (Z)-, aluminum salt; Aluminum 9-octadecenoate, (Z)-; Aluminum trioleate; Oleic acid, aluminum salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Yellow-white solid; Soluble in benzene, alcohol, and ether; [Merck Index] Light silvery-white odorless solid; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in lacquer for metals, sizing and waterproofing agents, paint driers, high-pressure greases and lubricating oils, plastics lubricants, food additives, and pill coatings for ruminants; [HSDB]

Comments

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

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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