Zinc Undecenoate

Synonyms: Cinko undecilenatas; Çinko Undesilenat; Cink-undecilenát; Sinkkiundesylenaatti; Undecilenato de zinc; Undecilinato de Zinco; Undecylenan zinečnatý; Zinc Undecylenate; Zinc, undécylénate de; Zinci undecylenas; Zinkundecylenat. Zinc di(undec-10enoate).
Cyrillic synonym: Ундециленат Цинка.

💊 Chemical information

Chemical formula: (C11H19O2)2Zn = 431.9.
CAS — 557-08-4.
ATC — D01AE04.
ATC Vet — QD01AE04.


In Chin., Eur., and US.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Zinc Undecylenate; Zinc Undecenoate BP 2008). A fine white or almost white powder. Practically insoluble in water and in alcohol. Protect from light.

USP 31

(Zinc Undecylenate). A fine, white powder. Practically insoluble in water and in alcohol.

💊 Adverse Effects

Irritation may rarely occur after the topical application of undecenoic acid or its salts.

💊 Antimicrobial Action

Undecenoic acid and its derivatives are active against some pathogenic fungi, including the dermatophytes Epidermophyton, Trichophyton, and Microsporum spp.

💊 Uses and Administration

Undecenoic acid and its zinc salt are applied topically in the prophylaxis and treatment of superficial dermatophytoses, particularly tinea pedis. Typical concentrations are undecenoic acid 2 to 5% and zinc undecenoate 20%. They are used in creams, ointments, solutions, or powders, often with each other. Calcium undecenoate is used as a 10 or 15% powder. Several other salts and derivatives of undecenoic acid including methyl, phenyl, and propyl undecenoate, disodium sulfosuccinated undecenoic acid monoethanolamide, and undecenoic acid monoethanolamide and diethanolamide have been used similarly.
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3. Chichester: John Wiley; 2007 (accessed 07/07/08).

💊 Preparations

USP 31: Compound Undecylenic Acid Ointment.

Proprietary Preparations

Arg.: Bentophyto; Sinamida Pies; Umasam; Austria: Crino Cordes; Mayfung; Pelsana Med; Canad.: Desenex; Cz.: Mykoseptin; Fr.: Mycodecyl; Hung.: Lubex; Indon.: Decyline; Topix; Undecyl; Irl.: Caldesene; Desenex; Israel: Undecyl; Mex.: Derman; Pol.: Mykodermina; Unguentum Undecylenicum; Rus.: Mykoseptin (Микосептин); S.Afr.: Mycota; Switz.: Fungex; Lubex; Turexan Creme; Turexan Douche; Turk.: Undo-Pate; Utalk; UK: Mycota; USA: Blis-To-Sol; Caldesene; Cruex; Decylenes; Desenex; Elon Dual Defense; Protectol; Undelenic. Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Bacteroskin†; Bentophyto; Bifena; Champuacid; Cicatrol; Clevosan; Dettonjab; Farm-X; Fungicida†; Fungocop; Hipoglos Cicatrizante; Laurinol Plus; LB Jabon con Purcelin†; Novo Miconol; Novofarma Champu; Piecidex†; Plusderm†; Tersoderm Anticaspa†; Austral.: Mycoderm†; Pedoz; Sebitar; Seborrol†; Austria: Dequafungan; Mycopol; Pelsana Med; Salvyl; Braz.: Andriodermol; Micosan†; Micotox†; Micoz†; Chile: Fittig; Hansaplast Footcare†; Lady Fittig†; NP-27; Cz.: Hexadecyl†; Fr.: Paps; Ger.: Gehwol Fungizid†; Gehwol Nagelpilz†; Skinman Soft; Gr.: Ekzegamma†; Hong Kong: Acnederm; Fungifax†; Mycoderm†; Sebitar; Hung.: Squa-med; Indon.: Decyline; Mikorex; Skintex; Irl.: Ceanel†; Israel: Fungimon; Pedisol; Pitrisan; Ital.: Balta Intimo†; Foot Zeta; Genisol; Micofoot; Propast; Malaysia: Acnederm†; Sebitar; Mex.: Micotex; NZ: Acnederm†; Egomycol†; Grans Remedy; Sebitar; Seborrol†; Pol.: Undofen; Port.: Edoltar†; Micaveen; S.Afr.: AF; Mycota†; Singapore: Sebitar; Switz.: Crimanex; Ederphyt; Fungex; Pelsano; Pruri-med; Sebo Shampooing; Trosyd†; Turexan Emulsion†; Turk.: Fungecyl; Undo-Talk; UK: Ceanel; Healthy Feet; Monphytol†; Mycota; USA: Breezee Mist Foot Powder; Dermasept Antifungal; Gordochom; Phicon-F; Venez.: Diodonato†.
Published December 25, 2018.