Agent Name

Zinc carbonate

CAS Number

3486-35-9

Formula

C-O3.Zn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

C.I. 77950; CI 77950; Carbonic acid, zinc salt (1:1); Natural smithsonite; UNII-EQR32Y7H0M; Zinc carbonate (1:1); Zinc monocarbonate; Zincspar; [ChemIDplus] UN3077

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; [Hawley] White odorless powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Found in the minerals smithsonite and zincspar; [Merck Index] Used in rubber and plastic products (fire-proofing filler), cosmetics and lotions, pigments, porcelain and pottery, astringents and topical antiseptics, and animal feeds; [HSDB] Used as a sulfide scavenger in muds and to make drugs (ointments and dusting powders); [CHEMINFO]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Zinc."

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 "Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s."

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