- Zinc diethyl
Mobile liquid. Garlic-like odor.
Organic synthesis, catalyst for polymerization of olefins, high energy aircraft & missile fuel, production of ethyl mercuric chloride.
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Reacts violently with water; Highly flammable; Corrosive; Dangerous for the Environment
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
23 (26 C)
1.191 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
0.858 cp (20 C)
1.4983 (20 C)
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Do not use water. Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Keep material dry.
Reacts explosively with alcohols (methanol, ethanol), bromine, chlorine or liquefied sulfur dioxide Reaction with water, nitro compounds, arsenic trichloride, phosphorus trichloride is violent.
Do not extinguish fire unless flow can be stopped. Do not use water. Use graphite, soda ash or powdered sodium chloride.
May ignite on contact with moist air or moisture. May burn rapidly with flare-burning effect. May react vigorously or explosively on contact with water. May decompose explosively when heated or involved in a fire. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished.
Yields zinc oxide fumes when burning. Reacts spontaneously with air or oxygen, and violently with water, evolving flammable ethane gas.
Ingestion - zinc salts (especially zinc sulfate) produce gastritis ranging from a burning pain in the mouth and throat to intense gastric and substernal pain, strictures, violent vomiting, diarrhea, shock, and possible death.
Inhalation of decomposition products may cause severe injury or death.
Hives may rarely occur.
Do NOT induce vomiting; have victim drink large amounts of water or milk immediately; if vomiting occurs, give more fluids; get medical attention.
Move victim to fresh air and call doctor immediately; give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if needed; keep victim warm and comfortable; oxygen should be given only by experienced person, and only on doctor's instructions.
Flush affected area with large amounts of water, do not use chemical neutralizers; get medical attention if irritation persists.
Flush with large amounts of running water for at least 15 min., holding eyelids apart to insure thorough washing; get medical attention as soon as possible; do not use chemical neutralizers, and avoid oils or ointments unless prescribed by doctor.
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