Agent Name

Zinc propionate

CAS Number

557-28-8

Formula

C3-H6-O2.1/2Zn

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Gyna-Plex; Propanoic acid, zinc salt; Propionic acid, zinc salt; Zinc dipropionate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Fungicides

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as fungicide on adhesive tape (reduces irritation from molds, fungi, and bacteria) and as a topical antifungal; [Merck Index]

Comments

Decomposed by moist air producing propionic acid; [Merck Index] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Zinc." See "Propionic acid."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

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

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