Copper Propionate

Copper propionate is a white or yellowish crystalline compound with the chemical formula Cu(C3H5O2)2 and a molecular weight of 199.52 g/mol. It is insoluble in water. The IUPAC name for copper propionate is Copper(II) propionate, and it is also known by the synonyms Cupric propionate and Copper dipropionate. The chemical formula can be represented using the symbols Cu(C3H5O2)2 or Cu(PrO)2. WBCIL or West Bengal Chemical Industries Limited is one of the leading Copper Propionate manufactures in India.

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Molecular Formula – C6H10CuO4

Molecular Weight – 209.69 gm/mol

CAS No – 3112-74-1

Shelf Life – 36 months 

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Storage Condition – Keep Well Closed, protected against light, dry and at room temperature

Additional Info –

1. Description Green crystal powder with occasional friable lump.
2. Solubility Soluble in water with slight opalescence.
3. Identification Positive for Copper & Propionic Acid.
4. pH (of 1% w/v solution) 4.5 – 6.5
5. Loss On Drying (at 105°C for 4 hr) NMT 5.0% w/w
6. Assay (as Copper) (On Dried Basis) 30.0% w/w- 32.0% w/w


Copper propionate is used as a fungicide to control diseases caused by fungal pathogens on crops such as fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants.

It helps to protect the plants from fungal infections, ensuring higher yields and improved crop quality.

Wood Preservation:

Copper propionate is used to preserve wood products, including lumber, plywood, and particleboard, against decay caused by fungi, insects, and other pests.

It is an effective preservative for both interior and exterior use and provides long-lasting protection to the wood.

Animal Feed:

Copper propionate is added to animal feed as a source of copper, which is an essential mineral for animal growth and health.

It helps to improve feed efficiency, promotes growth and reduces disease.

Textile Industry:

Copper propionate is used as a mordant in the dyeing process of textiles to help fix the dye to the fabric.

It helps to increase the brightness and colorfastness of the dyes, improving the overall quality of the finished product.

Cosmetics Industry:

Copper propionate is used in cosmetics as a skin conditioning agent, helping to improve the feel and appearance of the skin.

It also has antimicrobial properties, making it useful in products such as shampoos and soaps.

It is important to note that the use of copper propionate may be regulated or restricted in some countries due to its potential toxicity and environmental impact, so it is recommended to check local regulations and guidelines before using it.

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