Like calcium octoate, zinc octoate functions as an auxiliary desiccant and dissolves as an organometallic compound in organic solvents. It finds application in paint and resin production. One of the advantages of this additive is its ability to prevent paint film frosting, cobwebbing, and film hardening. Zinc octoate is commonly used in various catalysts and catalytic reagents for organic synthesis. Zinc octoate is one of many organo-metallic compounds, also known as organometallic, organ inorganic and organometallic compound.