Agent Name

Tallow

CAS Number

61789-97-7

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Beef tallow; Mutton tallow; Tallow, beef; Tallow, mutton; Sebum ovile; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Fatty Acids and Fats

Description

Dark yellow liquid; [CAMEO] White to brown solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

From fatty tissue of cattle and sheep; Main constituents are glycerides of oleic, palmitic, and stearic acids; Used to make fatty acids, soaps, lubricants, greases, and candles; Used as leather dressing, abherent in tire molds, and in animal feeds and shortening; [HSDB]

Comments

Very similar to lard (61789-99-9), being composed of the same triglycerides in slightly different quantities; [IUCLID]

Exposure Assessment
Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

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