Zinc ricinoleate

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Zinc ricinoleate
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Names
IUPAC name
Zinc bis[(9Z,12R)-12-hydroxy-9-octadecenoate]
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.032.632
Properties
C36H66O6Zn
Molar mass 660.315
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Zinc ricinoleate is the zinc salt of ricinoleic acid, a major fatty acid found in castor oil. It is used in many deodorants as an odor-adsorbing agent. The mechanism of this activity is unclear.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Kuhn, H.; F. Müller; J. Peggau; R. Zekorn (April 18, 2000). "Mechanism of the odor-adsorption effect of zinc ricinoleate. A molecular dynamics computer simulation". Journal of Surfactants and Detergents. Springer Berlin/Heidelberg. 3: 335–343. doi:10.1007/s11743-000-0137-9. ISSN 1097-3958.