Wood’s Metal Alloy
Wood’s metal is used for heating baths in laboratories and as an antifriction metal. Wood’s metal is useful as a low-melting solder, low-temperature casting metal, high-temperature coupling fluid in heat baths, and a fire-melted valve element in building fire sprinkler systems. Another common use is as a filler when bending thin-walled metal tubes. Other uses include making custom-shaped apertures and blocks (for example, electron-beam cutouts and lung blocks) for medical radiation treatment and making metal inlays in the wood. Wood’s metal is also useful for repairing antiques.
Wood’s Metal TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Listed. For further information, please call the E.P.A. Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902
Wood’s Metal Granular CAS Number: 76093-98-6