Title: Magnesium Oleate
CAS Registry Number: 1555-53-9
CAS Name: 9-Octadecenoic acid magnesium salt
Molecular Formula: C36H66MgO4
Molecular Weight: 587.21
Percent Composition: C 73.63%, H 11.33%, Mg 4.14%, O 10.90%
Line Formula: Mg(C18H33O2)2
Literature References: Commercial form usually contains some stearate and palmitate.
Properties: Yellowish powder or mass. Insol in water; partly sol in alcohol, ether, petr ether.
Use: As an addition to naphtha to prevent spontaneous ignition in cleaning establishments.