Zirconium acetate

Formula
Zr(C2H4O2)4
Structure
Description
An clear amber aqueous solution. Weak vinegar odor.
Uses
Insecticidal waterproofing of tent cloth.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7585-20-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
231-492-7
Beilstein/Gmelin
391899 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C8H12O8Zr
Formula mass
331.43
Decomposition point, °C
320
Density
1.33 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Readily soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in Rubber, glass or ferrous containers. Keep in cool, dry location in a tightly sealed container.
Handling
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.
Protection
Rubber gloves; chemical goggles or face shield.
Respirators
NIOSH approved chemical respirator and organic vapor cartridge.
Small spills/leaks
Stay upwind of larg spills. Provide mechanical ventilation where possible. Clean up spill while wearing full protective equipment and NIOSH approved respirator.
Stability
Stable.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
May emit toxic gases and vapors such as carbon monoxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
IDHL: 500 mg/m3
Exposure effects
Chronic exposure can darken teeth, pulmonary effects.
   Ingestion
Ingestion of certain zirconium salts may cause irritant or caustic effects.
   Inhalation
Strong upper respiratory tract irritation. Ulceration of mucous membranes.
   Skin
Corrosive. Will cause tissue damage, strong irritation and burns.
   Eyes
Corrosive. Will cause burning, strong irritation and tissue damage.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Give large amount of water.
   Inhalation
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation, bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with beta2 agonist and corticosteroid aerosols.
   Skin
Flush with water.
   Eyes
Flush with water for at least 15 min.; consult a physician if irritation persists.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
ZCA