zinc naphthenate

zinc naphthenate

[′ziŋk ′naf·thə‚nāt]
(organic chemistry)
Zn(C6H5COO)2 A combustible, viscous, acetone-soluble solid; used in paints, varnishes, and resins, and as a drier and wetting agent, insecticide, fungicide, and mildewstat.
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Zinc naphthenates have been used in organic solvent-based wood preservatives for nearly 100 years.
Microemulsions of isothiazolones, and copper and zinc naphthenates are also described in the patent literature.
Copper or zinc naphthenates are more appropriate preservatives to use in the field.