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Naphthenates are the salts of naphthenic acids, which are an acidic fraction from petroleum processing, and which are composed of a mixture of organic acids, especially cycloalkyl carboxylic acids.

Naphthenic acid and its salts have industrial applications including synthetic detergents, lubricants, corrosion inhibitors, fuel and lubricating oil additives, wood preservations, insecticides, fungicides, acaricides, wetting agents, and solvent additives for paint, varnish, oils and resins.

Industrial naphthenates included Barium Naphthenate, Calcium Naphthenate, Cobalt Naphthenate, Copper Naphthenate, Lead Naphthenate, Magnesium Naphthenate, Nickel Naphthenate, Sodium Naphthenate, Vanadyl Naphthenate and Zinc Naphthenate

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