International Chemical Safety Cards

ZINEB ICSC: 0350
ZINEB
Zinc ethylenebis(dithiocarbamate)
((1,2-Ethanediylbis(carbamodithioato))(2-))zinc
(C4H6N2S4Zn)x/(-S.CS.NHCH2CH2NHCS.S.Zn-)x
Molecular mass: (275.7)x
CAS # 12122-67-7
RTECS # ZH3325000
ICSC # 0350
UN # 2771

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Nausea. Vomiting.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Diarrhoea. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs. Cool. Dry. Keep in the dark. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
    Airtight. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    Xi symbol
    R: 37/43
    S: (2-)8/24/25/46
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    Marine pollutant.
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0350 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    ZINEB ICSC: 0350

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    LIGHT-COLOURED POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating and on burning producing toxic and irritating fumes including nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides. Unstable to light and moisture.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the blood, central nervous system and liver.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Decomposes below melting point at 157C
    Solubility in water: none
    Flash point: 90C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 149C
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: <20
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Parzate, Lodacol, Dithane-z-78 are trade names.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0350 ZINEB
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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