A black, resinous liquid obtained as a byproduct from the sulfate, or kraft, paper pulping of pine wood. Tall oil contains 35-60% rosin acids and 50-60% fatty acids (oleic and linoleic). It is mixed with lime to produce an inexpensive, oily liquid that dries to a brittle yellow film. Tall oil is used in the manufacture of soaps, greases, paints, alkyd resins, linoleum, fungicides, cutting oils, and asphalt emulsions.
Synonyms and Related Terms
tallol; talleol; liquid rosin
Acid no. =170-180 Saponification no. = 172-185 Iodine no. 120-188.
|Refractive Index||~ 1.5|
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