copper naphthenate

[ naf-thuh-neyt, nap- ]
/ ˈnæf θəˌneɪt, ˈnæp- /

noun Chemistry.

a green salt, soluble in benzene, used as an insecticide and a wood preservative, but harmless to plants.

Nearby words

  1. copper arsenite,
  2. copper beech,
  3. copper belt,
  4. copper hydroxide,
  5. copper iris,
  6. copper penny,
  7. copper pyrites,
  8. copper river,
  9. copper spot,
  10. copper sulfate

Origin of copper naphthenate


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