Zinc chloride, solution
- Butter of zinc
White solid, odorless, deliquescent.
Battery electrolyte; metal processing and galvanization; metal and stone cements; cold water glue; deodorant; disinfectant and preservative for medical specimens and embalming; lumber treatment; fibre and textile processing and dyeing; solvent for cellulose; dehydrating agent; corrosion inhibitor for water treatment; reverse emulsion breaker for oil refining
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Corrosive; Dangerous for the Environment
R 34 50/53
S 7/8 28 45 60 61
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Human Data
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
10 (428 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
Odor Threshold Odor threshold Odorless
Solubility in water
4320 g/L (25 C)
Heat of fusion
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep away from water. Corrosives area. Do not store in metal containers. Keep containers tightly closed.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not ingest or inhale. Discard contaminated shoes.
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. Wear an impervious apron.
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Remove all sources of ignition. Do not get water inside containers.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong oxidizing agents, moisture, cyanides, sulfides, potassium.
Hydrogen chloride, chlorine, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, toxic fumes of zinc oxide.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Substance is noncombustible. Containers may explode in the heat of a fire. Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Extinguishing media: Use extinguishing media most appropriate for the surrounding fire. Do NOT get water inside containers. For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or water spray. For large fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, alcohol-resistant foam, or water spray. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out.
Nonflammable. Combustion with moderate heating.
Some are oxidizers and may ignite combustibles (wood, paper, oil, clothing, etc.). Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Containers may explode when heated.
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
NIOSH REL: TWA 1 mg/m3 ST 2 mg/m3 OSHA PEL: TWA 1 mg/m3 IDLH 50 mg/m3
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause defatting and dermatitis. May cause reproductive and fetal effects.
Harmful if swallowed. Causes severe digestive tract burns with abdominal pain, vomiting, and possible death. May cause corrosion and permanent tissue destruction of the esophagus and digestive tract. In the Pancreas, may cause elevated glucose and amylase levels while depressing the calcium level.
May cause cyanosis, characterized by bluish-colored skin. May cause severe irritation of the respiratory tract with sore throat, coughing, shortness of breath and delayed lung edema. 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.
Contact with skin causes irritation and possible burns, especially if the skin is wet or moist.
May cause irreversible eye injury. Contact with eyes may cause severe irritation, and possible eye burns.
Do NOT induce vomiting. 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 immediately.
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. DO NOT use mouth-to-mouth respiration.
Get medical aid immediately. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Destroy contaminated shoes.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed.
USCG CHRIS Code
2827 36 00
Std. Transport #
4932393 4932384 4932398