Zinc nitrate

Formula
Zn(NO3)2.6H2O
Structure
Description
Zinc nitrate is a colorless crystalline solid.
Uses
As mordant in dyeing.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7779-88-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
231-943-8
RTECS
ZH4772000
UN (DOT)
1514
Merck
12,10273
Beilstein/Gmelin
5864 (G)
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8072
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
N2O6Zn
Formula mass
297.48
Melting point, °C
44.7
Vapor density (air=1)
8.4
Odor Threshold Odor threshold Odorless
Density
2.07 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Do not store near combustible materials. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep containers tightly closed. Keep away from strong bases.
Handling
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.
Protection
Filter mask may be required. Intense heat or flame will necessitate use of self-contained breathing device.
Respirators
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.
Small spills/leaks
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.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong reducing agents, carbon, copper, metal sulfides, organic matter, phosphorus, sulfur.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, nitrogen, toxic fumes of zinc oxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Flood with water. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
Fire potential
These substances will accelerate burning when involved in a fire.
Hazards
May explode from heat or contamination. May react explosively with hydrocarbons (fuels). May ignite combustibles.
Combustion products
Toxic oxides of nitrogen may form in fire.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 
 
Special
O

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause severe digestive tract irritation with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause severe 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 if irritation or symptoms occur.
   Inhalation
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.
   Skin
Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water.
   Eyes
Flush with water; consult a physician.

Transport.
UN number
1514
Response guide
Hazard class
5.1
Packing Group
II
 
USCG CHRIS Code
ZNT
 
Std. Transport #
4918790