Agent Name

Calcium 2-ethylhexanoate

CAS Number

136-51-6

Formula

C8-H16-O2.1/2Ca

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Calcium Hex-Cem; Nikka Octhix Calcium; Octope Ca; Calcium bis(2-ethylhexanoate); Hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl-, calcium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to formulate coatings, paints, thinners, paint removers, inks, and toners; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] 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] May cause serious eye injury; Suspected of causing developmental toxicity; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "2-Ethylhexanoic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

8.65E-7 mm Hg

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