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Molybdenum Octoate (15% Mo)
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Molybdenum Octoate Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C32H60MoO8
Molecular Weight 668.75
Appearance Reddish-Brown Liquid
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.11-1.15 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 670.334227
Monoisotopic Mass 670.334229 Da

Molybdenum Octoate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H361
Hazard Codes Xn
Precautionary Statements P262-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P403+P233-P501
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information NONH for all modes of transport
GHS Pictograms

About Molybdenum Octoate

Molybdenum Octoate is a organometallic molybdenum compound used an industrial catalyst for applications such as hydrocracking sulfur-containing heavy oil and as a curing accelerator in fast-cure epoxy resins. American Elements can produce both small/research and bulk quantities molybdenum octoate including tankers shipped from our Utah facility. Please request a quote above to receive pricing information based on your specifications.

Molybdenum Octoate Synonyms

Molybdenum(IV) 2-ethylhexanoate (15% Mo), 2-Ethylhexanoic acid, molybdenum salt, Hexanoicacid, 2-ethyl-, molybdenum(3+) salt (9CI); Molybdenum Hex-Cem; Molyhexcem, Molybdenum(4+) tetrakis(2-ethylhexanoate)

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Mo[OOCCH(C2H5)C4H9]x
MDL Number MFCD01631280
EC No. 251-807-1
Pubchem CID 19992637
IUPAC Name Molybdenum(4+) tetrakis(2-ethylhexanoate)
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/4C8H16O2.Mo/c4*1-3-5-6-7(4-2)8(9)10;/h4*7H,3-6H2,1-2H3,(H,9,10);/q;;;;+4/p-4

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements


See more Molybdenum products. Molybdenum (atomic symbol: Mo, atomic number: 42) is a Block D, Group 6, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 95.96. Molybdenum Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of molybdenum's shells is [2, 8, 18, 13, 1] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d5 5s1. The molybdenum atom has a radius of 139 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 209 pm. In its elemental form, molybdenum has a gray metallic appearance. Molybdenum was discovered by Carl Wilhelm in 1778 and first isolated by Peter Jacob Hjelm in 1781. Molybdenum is the 54th most abundant element in the earth's crust. Elemental MolybdenumIt has the third highest melting point of any element, exceeded only by tungsten and tantalum. Molybdenum does not occur naturally as a free metal, it is found in various oxidation states in minerals. The primary commercial source of molybdenum is molybdenite, although it is also recovered as a byproduct of copper and tungsten mining. The origin of the name Molybdenum comes from the Greek word molubdos meaning lead.


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