International Chemical Safety Cards

ZINC SULFIDE ICSC: 1627
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Zinc monosulfide
Zinc sulphide
ZnS
Molecular mass: 97.45
ICSC #    1627
CAS #     1314-98-3
RTECS # ZH5400000
October 18, 2005 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles .
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

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.
Separated from strong acids.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1627 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 SULFIDE ICSC: 1627
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE TO YELLOW CRYSTALS OR POWDER

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong acids to produce toxic hydrogen sulfide .

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


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
May cause mechanical irritation.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Sublimation point: 1180C
Density: 4.0
g/cm
Solubility in water:
none
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Card has been partially updated in April 2010: see Occupational Exposure Limits,
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1627 ZINC SULFIDE
(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.