Zinc Caprylate
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Title: Zinc Caprylate
CAS Registry Number: 557-09-5
CAS Name: Octanoic acid zinc salt
Molecular Formula: C16H30O4Zn
Molecular Weight: 351.82
Percent Composition: C 54.62%, H 8.59%, O 18.19%, Zn 18.59%
Line Formula: Zn(C8H15O2)2
Literature References: Prepd from ammonium caprylate and zinc sulfate: van Renesse, Ann. 171, 380 (1874).
Properties: Lustrous scales from alc, mp 136°. Sparingly sol in boiling water; moderately sol in boiling alcohol. Keep well closed. Dec in moist atm giving off caprylic acid.
Melting point: mp 136°
Use: As fungicide like zinc propionate.

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