Title: Zinc Valerate
CAS Registry Number: 556-38-7
CAS Name: Pentanoic acid zinc salt
Molecular Formula: C10H18O4Zn
Molecular Weight: 267.66
Percent Composition: C 44.87%, H 6.78%, O 23.91%, Zn 24.44%
Line Formula: Zn(C5H9O2)2
Literature References: The article of commerce is usually basic. Prepd from valeric acid and zinc hydrate: Lieben, Rossi, Ann. 159, 58 (1871).
Properties: Dihydrate, lustrous scales or powder; valerian odor; sweetish taste. Gradually dec on exposure to air. One gram dissolves in 70 ml water or in 22 ml alcohol when free from basic salt; dec by acid. Keep tightly closed and in cool place.