Zinc oleate

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Zinc salt of oleic acid. It is a light tan color powder containing about 8.5-10.5% zinc. Zinc oleate may appear as bloom on the surface of oil or alkyd paints when it is formed by the reaction of oleic acid with zinc white pigment. Zinc oleate is also used as a drier in paints, resins and varnishes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

zinc salt of octadecanoic acid

Other Properties

Soluble in ethanol, ether, carbon disulfide, ligroin. Insoluble in water.

Composition Zn(C17H33COO)2
CAS 557-07.3
Melting Point 70
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 638.21

Hazards and Safety


Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 10276