Zinc acetate dihydrate

Formula
(CH3COO)2Zn.2H2O
Structure
Description
white powder

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
5970-45-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
209-170-2
EC Class
harmful
R 22 36
S 26 36/37/39
RTECS
ZG8750000
RTECS class
Mutagen; Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
9153
Merck
12,10256
Beilstein/Gmelin
3732513
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-00094
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-3072
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C4H6O4Zn . 2 H20
Formula mass
219.49
Melting point, °C
237
Vapor density (air=1)
6.3
Density
1.718 g/cm3
Solubility in water
430 g/L (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use with adequate ventilation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Incompatible with zinc salts in general. Zinc is incompatible with a variety of materials. For a complete listing please refer to Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards for a complete description.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, toxic fumes of zinc oxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
Chronic inhalation may cause effects similar to those of acute inhalation.
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. Inhalation of fumes may cause metal fume fever, which is characterized by flu-like symptoms with metallic taste, fever, chills, cough, weakness, chest pain, muscle pain and increased white blood cell count.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
   Skin
Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Rinse area with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
9153
Response guide
HS Code
2915 29 00