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ZINC NITRATE
ICSC: 1206
Peer-Review Status: 25.10.1994 Validated
Zinc dinitrate
Nitric acid, zinc salt 
CAS #: 7779-88-6 RTECS #: ZH4772000
UN #: 1514
    Formula: N2O6Zn / Zn(NO3)2
Molecular mass: 189.4

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Many reactions may cause fire or explosion. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO contact with combustible substances or incompatible substances. See Chemical Dangers.  Use water in large amounts. 
EXPLOSION     In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal cramps. Abdominal pain. Blue lips, fingernails and skin. Nausea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 5.1; UN Pack Group: II 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-51G02.  Separated from combustible substances and reducing agents. Cool. Dry. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
May explode on heating. Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides and zinc oxides. The substance is a strong oxidant. It reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials. Reacts violently with carbon, copper, metal sulfides, phosphorus and sulfur. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. See Notes. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: ~110°C
Relative density (water = 1): 2.07 (hexahydrate)
Solubility in water: good 
This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to crustacea. 

NOTES
Hydration may increase the degree of hazard.
Other melting points: 45.5°C (trihydrate); 36.4°C (hexahydrate).
Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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