Title: Cupric Oleate
CAS Registry Number: 1120-44-1
CAS Name: 9-Octadecenoic acid copper salt
Molecular Formula: C36H66CuO4
Molecular Weight: 626.45
Percent Composition: C 69.02%, H 10.62%, Cu 10.14%, O 10.22%
Line Formula: (C17H33COO)2Cu
Literature References: Prepd from CuSO4 and K oleate: Nelson, Pink, J. Chem. Soc. 1954, 4412.
Properties: Blue to green solid. Practically insol in water. Slightly sol in alcohol; sol in ether.
NOTE: Ingredient of Cuprex (Merck KGaA) , a hydrocarbon mixture used as a topical pediculicide.
Use: 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.