Zinc Naphthenate


Apr 27, 2023

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zinc naphthenate is an anti-corrosion and rust inhibitor. It is also used as a lubricant in various industrial processes.

The main application of zinc naphthenate is to prepare different types of anti-rust oils and anti-rust greases. It is also used as a drying agent for paints and printing inks.

Other applications of this compound are resin drier, wetting agent, insecticide, antifungal agent, wood preservative etc. It is a chemical compound of naphthenic acid zinc salts basic and barium petroleum sulfonate.

This chemical is a basic liquid or a solid. It has an amber color and a viscous texture.

It is soluble in most organic solvents. It is also available in a crystalline form which has a higher purity than the aqueous solution.

CHEMICAL HAZARDS: This substance is flammable, hepatotoxic and decomposes upon exposure to high heat. It should be stored in a sealed container and at a low temperature.

Handling safely: It should be handled only by trained workers. A suitable protective mask is recommended for protection against inhalation.

ZINC OVERDOSE: This compound may be fatal in high doses. The toxicity of this compound is mainly due to its effects on the liver and kidneys.

Zinc is a cofactor for many proteins and has catalytic and structural roles. It plays a vital role in cellular nutrient uptake and in the regulation of various physiologic functions including cell division, reproduction and growth. It is also involved in the prevention of epithelial apoptosis.