Cupric Stearate
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Title: Cupric Stearate
CAS Registry Number: 660-60-6
CAS Name: Octadecanoic acid copper salt
Molecular Formula: C36H70CuO4
Molecular Weight: 630.48
Percent Composition: C 68.58%, H 11.19%, Cu 10.08%, O 10.15%
Line Formula: (C17H35COO)2Cu
Literature References: Prepd by metathesis of alcohol cupric acetate with an alcohol soln of stearic acid: Martin, Waterman, J. Chem. Soc. 1957, 2545; Rai, Mehrotra, J. Inorg. Nucl. Chem. 21, 311 (1961).
Properties: Pale-blue to blue-green amorphous powder. Considered to be dimeric. mp ~250°: Grant, Can. J. Chem. 42, 951 (1964). Practically insol in water, methanol, ethanol, acetone, ether. Sol in pyridine, dioxane, acetic anhydride; sol in hot but practically insol in cold benzene, toluene, CCl4, CHCl3, ethyl acetate.
Melting point: mp ~250°: Grant, Can. J. Chem. 42, 951 (1964)
Use: In antifouling paints; in textile and wood preservatives; in rubber aging; as catalyst.

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