Agent Name

Dimethylzinc

CAS Number

544-97-8

Formula

C2-H6-Zn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dimethyl zinc; Methylzinc; Zinc methyl; Zinc, dimethyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN1370

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as an accelerator in rubber vulcanization, a fungicide, and a methylating agent in methyltitanium trichloride; [HSDB]

Comments

Ignites in air; [Merck Index] A respiratory tract irritant; A severe skin and eye irritant; Causes burns by reaction with moisture in skin; Reacts violently with water evolving methane; [HSDB] Spontaneously flammable in air; Causes burns; [eChemPortal: ESIS] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

376 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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