Zinc naphthenate

Agent Name
Zinc naphthenate
CAS Number
Major Category
Naphtenate de zinc [ISO-French]; Zinc Uversol Fungicide; Zinc naphthenate; Zinc uversol; Naphthenic acid, zinc salt; Naphthenic acids, zinc salts; [ChemIDplus]
Organic Acids, Metal Salts
Technical product is light brown solid; Manufacturing use product is viscous liquid with an odor of hydrocarbons; [Reference #1]
Used for industrial, commercial, and residential preservation of wood and cellulose based textiles and cordage (textile use limited to industrial non-apparel materials except for government issued military materials); Also used to treat poles already in service; [Reference #1] Used in paints, biocides, wood preservatives, insulating materials, and textiles (waterproofing); [Hawley]
A moderate eye and mild skin irritant; Causes somnolence, hemorrhage, and other changes to lungs and kidneys in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; Causes changes in kidney and adrenal weight and decreased weight gain in 13-week intermittent dermal study of rabbits; [RTECS]
Reference Link #1
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

Lethal Concentration
LC50 (rat) > 11,600 mg/m3/4hr

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent