Agent Name

Sphalerite

CAS Number

12169-28-7

Formula

S-Zn

Major Category

Mineral Dusts

Synonyms

Zinc blende; [ChemIDplus] Zinc-Iron sulfide; [Olin Brass MSDS]

Category

Other Mineral Dusts

Description

Yellow-brown to black mineral; [Merck Index] Reddish-brown odorless powder; Negligible solubility in water; [Olin Brass MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in priming mix; [Olin Brass MSDS] "Sphalerite ((Zn,Fe)S) is a mineral that is the chief ore of zinc. It consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form but almost always contains variable iron." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Dust or fumes cause mild eye irritation; Inhalation of high concentrations (powder, dust, or fumes) may cause minor respiratory and nasal irritation, coughing, and difficulty breathing; [Olin Brass MSDS] See "Zinc sulfide."

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