Yellow Barium octoate is a chemical compound that consists of barium, oxygen, and octanoic acid (a type of carboxylic acid). The chemical formula for yellow barium octoate is usually given as Ba(OOC(CH2)6CH3)2. It is a metal carboxylate and is often used as a drier in the curing process of certain coatings, paints, and varnishes.
Barium octoate is known for its ability to promote the cross-linking and drying of coatings by catalyzing oxidation reactions. This property makes it useful in the formulation of coatings that need to cure or dry quickly. It is often employed in industrial applications, such as in the production of paints and coatings for various surfaces.