Zinc, isodecanoate isooctanoate
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Zinc, isodecanoate isooctanoate


Zinc isodecanoate isooctanoate;

Isodecanoic acid, isooctanoic acid, zinc salt;


Anionic Surfactant

>> Carboxylate

>> Chain Carboxylate

>> Alkyl Carboxylate

>> Branched Alkyl Carboxylate

Chemical Numbering System



Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight

Molecular Formula: N/A; C8H16O2.1/2Zn - C10H20O2.1/2Zn

Molecular Weight: 351.82 - 407.92


R1: iso-C9R2: iso-C7.


Appearance    (1), solid; (2), liquid.

Solubility    insoluble in water. soluble in ethyl ether, benzene.

Stability    stable.

Risk    Solid (or liquid) form: flammable material; irritation, irritation to skin, eye, respiratory system. Harmful products of combustion are CO, CO2 and so on. Contact with strong oxidants, can cause to burn.

GHS (Rev.7) label:  

Ecology    may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.

Biodegradability    biodegradable.

Characteristics    excellent emulsifying, dispersing, lubricating, solubilizing abilities.


Sodium isodecanoate, sodium isooctanoate react with zinc sulfate, then obtain.

Quality Standards & Test Methods

1. Physical and chemical indexes


Physical and chemical indexes



Actives, %, ≥


50.0 - 80.0

Zn, %, ≥


4.0 - 12.0

Test Methods

(1), Actives

GB/T 13173 Surface active agents - Detergents - Testing methods

GB/T 5173 Surface active agents and detergentsDetermination of anionic-active matter by direct two-phase titration procedure

ISO 2271 Surface active agents -- Detergents -- Determination of anionic-active matter by manual or mechanical direct two-phase titration procedure

(2), Zn


2. Hazardous substances indexes


Hazardous substances indexes

Solid (or Liquid)

Heavy metals (as Pb, except Zn), mg/kg, ≤


As, mg/kg, ≤


Test Methods

(1), Heavy metals (as Pb)

Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition)

GB/T 30799 The test method of food detergents - Determination of heavy metals

(2), As

Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (2015 Edition)

GB/T 30797 The test method of food detergents - Determination of total arsenic

3. Further explanation

(a), On physical and chemical indexes: firstly, shall be indicated carbon atom distribution; secondly, shall be indicated average molecular weight.

Major Uses

1. Typical applications

Use as emulsifying agent, dispersing agent.

Use as lubricant.

2. Coatings

Drier in paint.



Update: 20180516(1);