International Chemical Safety Cards

ZINC NITRATE ICSC: 1206
ZINC NITRATE
Zinc dinitrate
Nitric acid, zinc salt
N2O6Zn/Zn(NO3)2
Molecular mass: 189.4
CAS # 7779-88-6
RTECS # ZH4772000
ICSC # 1206
UN # 1514
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 and incompatible substances.
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.
    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.
    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 take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal cramps. Abdominal pain. Blue lips or fingernails. 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 STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into 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 (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Separated from combustible and reducing substances. Cool. Dry.

    UN Hazard Class: 5.1
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1206 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

    ZINC NITRATE ICSC: 1206

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    May explode on heating. The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides and zinc oxides. The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials. Reacts violently with carbon, copper, metal sulfides, phosphorus and sulfur.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    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 in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

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

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: ca. 110C
    Relative density (water = 1): 2.07 (hexahydrate)
    Solubility in water: good
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to crustacea.
    N O T E S
    Hydration may increase the degree of hazard. Other melting points: 45.5C (trihydrate); 36.4C (hexahydrate). Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-51G02
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1206 ZINC NITRATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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