Lead soaps are metallic salts of long chain organic acids, such as Lead stearate, lead linoleate, Lead oleate, and Lead naphthenate. They can be used as driers in oil paints to speed the polymerization and oxidation processes involved in the drying of oils and and alkyds. These viscous to waxy materials can also be used as lubricants.
Resources and Citations
- Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942