Agent Name

Zinc nitrate

CAS Number

7779-88-6

Formula

H-N-O3.1/2Zn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Celloxan; Nitrate de zinc [French]; Nitric acid, zinc salt; X 4; X 4 (nitrate); Zinc dinitrate; Zinc nitrate (Zn(NO3)2); [ChemIDplus] UN1514

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless solid; [ICSC] White solid; mp = 45.5 deg C (trihydrate); [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as mordant in dyeing; as resin catalyst; as catalyst in chemical manufacture; in medicine; as acidic catalyst; as latex coagulant; as reagent and intermediate; as source of zinc in liquid fertilizers; [HSDB]

Comments

Hexahydrate: A strong oxidizer; Poses dangerous fire and explosion hazard; [Hawley] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May be more hazardous when hydrated; [ICSC] A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; [HSDB] A strong oxidizing agent; Reacts violently with combustible and reducing substances; A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; [CAMEO] An irritant; Targets blood and CNS; [MSDSonline] See "Zinc." See "NITRATES and NITRITES."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

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

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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