Agent Name

Zinc caprylate

CAS Number

557-09-5

Formula

C8-H16-O2.1/2Zn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Zinc dioctanoate; Octanoic acid zinc salt; Octanoic acid, zinc salt; Zinc dioctylate; Zinc octanoate; Zinc octoate; Zinc octylate; Zinc(2+) octanoate; Zinc(II) octoate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Lustrous solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Pfaltz and Bauer MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fungicide on adhesive tape; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes muscle weakness, and diarrhea in oral lethal-dose studies of mice and rats; [RTECS] Decomposed by moist air evolving caprylic acid; [Merck Index] An irritant; [Pfaltz and Bauer MSDS] See "Zinc." See "Octanoic acid."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

0.1 mg/m3(respirable fraction), 2 mg/m3 (inhalable fraction) for Zn inorg. cmpnds

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