Cupric stearate Chemical Properties
Cupric stearate Usage And Synthesis
Light-blue powder. Soluble in ether, chloroform, benzene, turpentine, hot benzene, toluene, carbon tetrachloride; insoluble in water and alcohol. Combustible.
In antifouling paints; in textile and wood preservatives; in rubber aging; as catalyst.
Copper(II) stearate (octadecanoate) is prepared by the reaction of copper(II) sulfate solutions with sodium stearate. It is insoluble in water. It is used as a fungicide and algicide for wood and textiles and as an antifouling pigment in paints. It is marketed as a 10% copper solution in an organic solvent.
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