Copper Octoate

Copper 2-EthylHexanoate

  • As copper octoate acts as a fungicide in wood impregnation, it is usually used ship bottoms paints
  • Copper octoate hydrolyses gradually into Copper Hydroxide and 2-ethylhexanoic acid in the presence of seawater. Copper Hydroxide is an active toxicant
  • Its insecticidal property causes a long lasting protection against termites, beetle, ambrosia and many other insects attacking timber/lumber

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Applications

  • Usually used in ship bottoms paints
  • Copper octoate is used as a rot proofing agent in textiles, cordage etc. and to prevent dry rot and mildew growth in timber
  • It may be applied on textile fabrics by dipping, spraying or impregnation

 

 

Quick Details

Grade

Industrial

CAS Number

149-11-1

EINECS Number

205-731-0

Shelf Life

1 year

The Grades

Product Code

Chemical Name

Metal Content %

Color

Appearance

OCTitis Cu-10

Copper Octoate 10%

9.8-10.2

Dark Green

Clear Liquid

OCTitis Cu-8

Copper Octoate 8%

7.8-8.2

Green

Clear Liquid

OCTitis Cu-6

Copper Octoate 6%

5.8-6.2

Green

Clear Liquid

Test Standards

Num.

Issue

Code

Topic

1

Metal Content

ASTM D2373-05

Standard Test Method for Determination of Cobalt in Paint Driers by EDTA Method

2

Color

ASTM D1544-04

Standard Test Method for Color of Transparent Liquids (Gardner Color Scale)

3

Nonvolatile Content

ASTM D1644-01

Standard Test Methods for Nonvolatile Content of Varnishes

4

Viscosity

ASTM D1200-10

Standard Test Method for Viscosity by Ford Cup

Chemical Formula