Agent Name

Zinc formate

CAS Number

557-41-5

Formula

C-H2-O2.1/2Zn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Formic acid, zinc salt; Zinc diformate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

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

Sources/Uses

Used as catalyst (methanol production), waterproofing agent (textiles), and antiseptic; [Hawley]

Comments

Readily forms dihydrate; [Merck Index] May cause skin irritation; May cause corneal opacity; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Zinc."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

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

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