Agent Name

Diethyl zinc

CAS Number

557-20-0

Formula

C4-H10-Zn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Diethylzinc; Zinc ethide; Zinc, diethyl-; UN1366; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid with a garlic-like odor; [HSDB] Highly flammable in air and reactive with water; [Sullivan, p. 979]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate, a catalyst, an aerospace fuel, and a deacidification agent in paper manufacturing; [HSDB]

Comments

Inhalation exposure can cause metal fume fever; Can cause burns of the skin and cornea; [HSDB] Ignites when exposed to air; [CHRIS] See "Zinc." See "ORGANOMETALS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

20.8 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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