- Formic acid, zinc salt
- Zinc diformate
Zinc formate is a white crystalline solid.
Catalyst for prodn of methyl alcohol, water proofing agent, textiles, antiseptic.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Boiling point, °C
2.268 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep containers tightly closed in a well ventilated area away from food products. Keep away from heat and water.
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).
Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Land spill: Dig a pit, pond, lagoon, holding area to contain liquid or solid material. Cover solids with a plastic sheet to prevent dissolving in rain or fire fighting water. Water spill: Neutralize with agricultural lime (CaO), crushed limestone (CaCO3), or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3). Add soda ash (Na2CO3). Adjust pH to neutral (pH=7). Use mechanical dredges or lifts to remove immobilized masses of pollutants and precipitates.
Reacts as bases to neutralize acids.
Extinguish fire using agent suitable for type of surrounding fire. (Material itself does not burn or burns with difficulty.)
May burn but does not ignite readily.
Moderate hazard. May emit toxic fumes of zinc compounds.
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
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 material may be harmful.
Contact may cause burns.
Seek medical assistance.
Aspirated zinc stearate may cause severe respiratory irritation.
Wash with soap and water.
Wash with copious amounts of water.
USCG CHRIS Code
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