Cupric Butyrate
Title: Cupric Butyrate
CAS Registry Number: 540-16-9
Molecular Formula: C8H14CuO4
Molecular Weight: 237.74
Percent Composition: C 40.42%, H 5.94%, Cu 26.73%, O 26.92%
Line Formula: Cu(CH3CH2CH2COO)2
Literature References: Prepn from a cupric salt and butyric acid or Na butyrate: Graddon, J. Inorg. Nucl. Chem. 17, 222 (1955); Martin, Waterman, J. Chem. Soc. 1957, 2545; from powdered Cu and butyric acid: Hahl, US 3133942 (1964 to BASF).
 
Derivative Type: Monohydrate
Properties: Large, dark green, monoclinic, hexagonal plates. Becomes dull and disintegrates after several days exposure to air. Sol in water, dioxane, benzene; slightly sol in chloroform, alcohol.
 
Use: In catalysts; in lubricants.

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