Zinc sulfate monohydrate

  • Gunningite
  • Zinc mesosulfate (ZnH2SO5)
  • Sulfuric acid, zinc salt (1:1), monohydrate
Formula
ZnSO4 : H2O
Structure
Description
Faintly beige powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7446-19-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
231-793-3
22 41 50/53
22 26 39 46 60 61
UN (DOT)
3077
Merck
13,10213
EPA OPP
527200
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
H2O5SZn
Formula mass
179.47

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Respirators
Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a dust mask type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143) respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Material is hygroscopic.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Zinc/zinc oxides, Sulfur oxides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
1
 

Health.
Exposure effects
inc oxide dust or fume can irritate the respiratory tract. Prolonged skin contact can produce a severe dermatitis called oxide pox. Exposure to high levels of dust or fume can cause metallic taste, marked thirst, coughing, fatigue, weakness, muscular pain, and nausea followed by fever and chills. Severe overexposure may result in bronchitis or pneumonia with a bluish tint to the skin. Target organs: liver, pancreas, kidneys and lungs.
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. May be harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.
UN number
3077
Response guide
Hazard class
9
Packing Group
III