Agent Name

Aluminum palmitate

CAS Number

555-35-1

Formula

C16-H32-O2.1/3Al

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Hexadecanoic acid, aluminum salt; Palmitic acid, aluminum salt; Aluminium tripalmitate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White to yellow solid; [Merck Index] Light silvery-white odorless solid; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used for waterproofing (leather, paper, and textiles) and thickening (paints and inks); Also used as a food additive and to make high-gloss leather and paper, varnishes, and plastics lubricants; [Hawley] Used as a thickener for petroleum and lubricants; [Merck Index]

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

Explanatory Notes

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

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