Zinc nitrate is a colorless crystalline solid.
As mordant in dyeing.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Vapor density (air=1)
Odor Threshold Odor threshold Odorless
2.07 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Do not store near combustible materials. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep containers tightly closed. Keep away from strong bases.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Do not get on skin and clothing. Do not ingest or inhale. Keep away from clothing and other combustible materials. Discard contaminated shoes.
Filter mask may be required. Intense heat or flame will necessitate use of self-contained breathing device.
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.
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong reducing agents, carbon, copper, metal sulfides, organic matter, phosphorus, sulfur.
Nitrogen oxides, nitrogen, toxic fumes of zinc oxide.
Flood with water. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
These substances will accelerate burning when involved in a fire.
May explode from heat or contamination. May react explosively with hydrocarbons (fuels). May ignite combustibles.
Toxic oxides of nitrogen may form in fire.
May cause severe digestive tract irritation with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May be harmful if swallowed.
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
May cause skin irritation.
May cause severe eye irritation.
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 if irritation or symptoms occur.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water.
Flush with water; consult a physician.
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