COPPER(II) OLEATE Chemical Properties
- blue-green solid
- Water Solubility
- insoluble H2O; slightly soluble alcohol; soluble ether [MER06]
- EPA Substance Registry System
- Cupric oleate (1120-44-1)
COPPER(II) OLEATE Usage And Synthesis
blue to green solid; can be prepared by reacting the acid with CuO or basic carbonate of Cu; coalesces mercury drops; improves oil combustion by reducing smoke and fumes of burning oil; used as textile fungicide, used in antifouling marine paints [MER06]
In antifouling compositions; as emulsifier and dispersing agent; as antioxidant in lubricating oils; as combustion-improver in fuel oils; as stabilizer for amide polymers; as catalyst.
Copper(II) oleate is produced by the precipitation reaction of copper(II) sulfate solutions with sodium oleate. It is insoluble in water. The product of commerce contains between 6% and 9% copper. Copper(II) oleate is used as an emulsifier and dispersant for the control of mildew and as a combustion improver in fuel oils.
Crystallise it from diethyl ether. [Beilstein 2 H 465, 2 I 196, 2 I202, 2 II 436, 2 III 1404, 2 IV 1646.]
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