Agent Name

Zinc fluoride

CAS Number

7783-49-5

Formula

F2-Zn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Zinc difluoride; Zinc fluoride (ZnF2); Zinc fluorure [French]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

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

Sources/Uses

Used for fluorination of organic compounds; to make phosphors for fluorescent electric lights; in glazes and enamels for porcelain; for preserving wood; in electroplating baths; as termite repellent; for galvanizing steel; for making ceramics; [HSDB] Also used as a flux for welding and soldering; [Ullmann]

Comments

An eye and nose irritant; [HSDB] An eye and nasal passage irritant; Inhalation may cause nose bleeds; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "FLUORIDES."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F [0.1 mg/m3 (resp. fraction), 2 mg/m3 (inhal. fraction) for Zn inorg. compds.]

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