CAS Number: 61790-12-3
Synonyms: Liquid rosin, tallol, TOFA
Tall oil is a viscous yellow-black odorous liquid obtained as a by-product of the Kraft process of wood pulp manufacture when pulping mainly coniferous trees. The tall oil rosin finds use as a component of adhesives, rubbers, and as an emulsifier. TOFA is a low-cost and vegetarian lifestyle-friendly alternative to tallow fatty acids for production of soaps and lubricants. Tall oil is also used in oil drills as a component of drilling fluids.