Soap stock, leather dressing, candles, greases,
manufacture of stearic and oleic acids, animal feeds,
abherent in tire molds.
Dark yellow oily liquid with a waxy odor. Insoluble in water and less dense than water. Hence floats on water. Freezing point 35-45°F. An animal fat containing principally glycerides of oleic and stearic acids. Exact composition depends on the species and the diet of the animal from which the fat is rendered.
Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water.
BEEF TALLOW reacts with acids to liberate heat. Heat is also generated by interaction with caustic solutions. Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products. Flammable hydrogen is generated by mixing with alkali metals and hydrides.
Hot liquid can burn eyes and skin.