Agent Name

Zinc phenolsulfonate

CAS Number

127-82-2

Formula

C12-H10-O8-S2.Zn

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

1-Phenol-4-sulfonic acid zinc salt; 4-Hydroxybenzenesulfonic acid (2:1); Benzenesulfonic acid, 4-hydroxy-, zinc salt (2:1); Benzenesulfonic acid, p-hydroxy-, zinc salt (2:1); Phenozin; Universal ZPS; Zinc 1-phenol-4-sulfonate(p); Zinc p-hydroxybenzenesulfonate; Zinc p-phenol sulfonate; Zinc p-phenolsulfonate; Zinc phenol sulfonate; Zinc sulfocarbolate; Zinc sulfophenate; Zinc-1,4-phenolsulfonate; p-Hydroxybenzenesulfonic acid zinc salt; Zinc bis(4-hydroxybenzenesulphonate); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

Octahydrate: Odorless solid; Effloresces in dry air; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in insecticides, topical antiperspirants, mouthwashes, and veterinary wound antiseptics; [HSDB] An astringent; [EPA OHM/TADS]

Comments

A 3% solution, applied 8 times over 7 days, caused the cornea of a rabbit to become opaque; Also a single application of a 3% solution caused corneal necrosis of an infant; Oral LD50 (rat) = 1800 mg/kg; [HSDB] An eye and mild skin irritant; [CAMEO] Skin contact causes mild irritation; [CHRIS] Toxic by ingestion--corrosive to GI tract; [EPA OHM/TADS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.85E-17 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 208,000 mg/m3/1h

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