International Chemical Safety Cards

ZINC NITRATE ICSC: 1206
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Zinc dinitrate
Nitric acid, zinc salt
N2O6Zn / Zn(NO3)2
Molecular mass: 189.4
5.1 Oxidizer placard ICSC #    1206
CAS #     7779-88-6
RTECS # ZH4772000
UN #        1514
October 25, 1994 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Many reactions may cause fire or explosion. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO contact with combustible and incompatible substances.
Water in large amounts.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal cramps. Abdominal pain. Blue lips or fingernails. Nausea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents.
Separated from combustible and reducing substances. Cool. Dry.

UN Hazard Class: 5.1
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1206 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

ZINC NITRATE ICSC: 1206
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
May explode on heating. The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides and zinc oxides. The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials. Reacts violently with carbon, copper, metal sulfides, phosphorus and sulfur.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: 0.1 mg/m
Peak limitation category: I(4)
(Respirable fraction); 2 mg/m;
Peak limitation category: I(2)
(Inhalable fraction);
Pregnancy risk group: C
(DFG 2009).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. See Notes.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: ca. 110C
Relative density (water = 1): 2.07 (hexahydrate)
Solubility in water: good
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to crustacea.
N O T E S
Hydration may increase the degree of hazard. Other melting points: 45.5C (trihydrate); 36.4C (hexahydrate). Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-51G02
Card has been partially updated in April 2010: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Spillage Disposal.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1206 ZINC NITRATE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.