Agent Name

Potassium 2-ethylhexanoate

CAS Number

3164-85-0

Formula

C8-H16-O2.K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

2-Ethylhexanoic acid, potassium salt; Hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl-, potassium salt; [ChemIDplus] Potassium-2-ethylcaproate, 2-Ethylcaproic acid, potassium salt; [Strem Chemicals MSDS]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Slightly yellow glassy solid; [Strem Chemicals MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst for polyurethane systems (foams) and for unsaturated polyester resin systems (i.e. boats and shower stalls); [EPA ChAMP: Submission] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

Metal carboxylates readily dissociate in water into the free metal and free acid; [EPA ChAMP: Submission] An irritant; [Strem Chemicals MSDS] See "2-Ethylhexanoic acid."

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