Agent Name

Zinc nitrate hexahydrate

CAS Number

10196-18-6

Formula

N2-O6.Zn.6H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dusicnan zinecnaty [Czech]; Nitric acid, zinc salt, hexahydrate; Zinc(II) nitrate, hexahydrate (1:2:6); [ChemIDplus] UN1514

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless odorless solid; Melting point approximately 36 deg C; [Merck Index] White odorless crystals or powder; Hygroscopic; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a mordant in dyeing; [Merck Index]

Comments

A moderate eye and severe skin irritant; Causes elevated blood pressure in oral and intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] An oxidizer that may cause fire on contact with combustible materials; A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Zinc nitrate." See "Zinc." See "NITRATES and NITRITES."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

0.1 mg/m3(respirable fraction), 2 mg/m3 (inhalable fraction) for Zn inorg. cmpnds

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Zinc nitrate."

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