Agent Name

Zinc 2-ethylhexanoate

CAS Number

136-53-8

Formula

C8-H16-O2.1/2Zn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl-, zinc salt; Zinc bis(2-ethylhexanoate); Zinc 2-ethylhexoate; [ChemIDplus] 2-Ethylhexanoic acid zinc salt; [RTECS]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Yellow liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Zinc carboxylates are used as catalysts in paints and coatings, in polyurethanes, as heat stabilizers for PVC, in lubricants and greases, and as wetting agents for pigments; [EPA ChAMP: Submission] Used in the formulation of lubricants and greases, as hardener for epoxy resins, to make rubber and plastic products, and for refining crude oil; [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] A severe eye irritant; Suspected of causing developmental toxicity; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] Contains 1% diethylene glycol monomethyl ether (CAS# 111-77-3); May cause irritation; Suspected of being toxic to fertility or the developing child; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "2-Ethylhexanoic acid." See "Zinc."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

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

Vapor Pressure

1.59E-6 mm Hg

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