Agent Name

Zinc naphthenate

CAS Number

12001-85-3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Naphtenate de zinc [ISO-French]; Zinc Uversol Fungicide; Zinc naphthenate; Zinc uversol; Naphthenic acid, zinc salt; Naphthenic acids, zinc salts; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Technical product is light brown solid; Manufacturing use product is viscous liquid with an odor of hydrocarbons; [Reference #1]

Sources/Uses

Used for industrial, commercial, and residential preservation of wood and cellulose based textiles and cordage (textile use limited to industrial non-apparel materials except for government issued military materials); Also used to treat poles already in service; [Reference #1] Used in paints, biocides, wood preservatives, insulating materials, and textiles (waterproofing); [Hawley]

Comments

A moderate eye and mild skin irritant; Causes somnolence, hemorrhage, and other changes to lungs and kidneys in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; Causes changes in kidney and adrenal weight and decreased weight gain in 13-week intermittent dermal study of rabbits; [RTECS]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 11,600 mg/m3/4hr

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