Agent Name

Zinc sulfide

CAS Number

1314-98-3

Formula

S-Zn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Albalith; C.I. Pigment White 7; CI Pigment White 7; Cleartran; Irtran 2; Pigment White 7; Sachtolith; Sachtolith HD-S; UNII-KPS085631O; Zinc blende; Zinc monosulfide; Zinc sulfide (ZnS); Zinc sulphide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White to greyish-white or yellowish solid; [Merck Index] Pieces with sulfurous odor; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Found in the minerals wurtzite and sphalerite; [Merck Index] Used as pigment for paints, inks, lacquers, cosmetics, paper, oilcloths, linoleum, leather, and dental rubber, e.g., lithopone; Also used in luminous watch dials, white and opaque glass, color lakes, plastics, dyes (hydrosulfite process), fungicides, phosphors (x-ray and television screens), infrared thin films, surfactants in sulfide flotation concentrates (coal and iron ores), and fertilizers; [HSDB]

Comments

Commercial product usually contains 15-20% water of hydration; [Merck Index] May cause irritation; [ICSC] See "Zinc."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

0.1 mg/m3

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 5,040 mg/m3/4h

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