Zinc fluoride

Formula
ZnF2
Structure
Description
White solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7783-49-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-001-9
R 23/24/25 36/37/38
S 26 36/37/39 45
RTECS
ZH3500000
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
9158
Beilstein/Gmelin
17055 (G)
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-7668
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
F2Zn
Formula mass
103.37
Melting point, °C
910 - 930
Boiling point, °C
1500
Vapor pressure, mmHg
124.5 (1552 C)
Density
4.95 g/cm3 (25 C)
Thermal expansion
0.000034/K
Heat of fusion
39.9 kJ/mol
Heat of vaporization
230.1 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Do not get on skin or in eyes. Do not ingest or inhale.
Protection
Eyes: Wear safety glasses and chemical goggles if splashing is possible. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves and clothing to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators
Wear a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved full-facepiece airline respirator in the positive pressure mode with emergency escape provisions.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Hydrogen fluoride.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam.

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause severe digestive tract irritation with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
   Inhalation
May cause severe irritation of the respiratory tract with sore throat, coughing, shortness of breath and delayed lung edema. Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract.
   Skin
May cause severe irritation and possible burns.
   Eyes
Contact with eyes may cause severe irritation, and possible eye burns.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
9158
Response guide
USCG CHRIS Code
ZFX