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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Zinc stearate

RTECS #

ZH5200000

CAS #

557-05-1

Updated

September 2013

Molecular Weight

632.43

Molecular Formula

C36H70O4·Zn

Synonyms

Coad
Dermarone
Dibasic zinc stearate
Hydense
Hytech
Mathe
Metallac
Metasap 576
Octadecanoic acid, zinc salt
Petrac ZN-41
Stavinor ZN-E
Stearates (ACGIH)
Stearic acid, zinc salt
Synpro stearate
Talculin Z
Zinc distearate
Zinc octadecanoate
Zinc stearate (ACGIH:OSHA)

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/mammal (species unspecified) Lethal concentration: >1241 mg/m3/4HGTPZAB 36(4),17,1992
intraperitoneal/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 354 mg/kgGTPZAB 36(4),17,1992
intratracheal/rat lowest published lethal dose: 250 mg/kgLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Chronic pulmonary edema or congestion

Lung, Thorax, or Respiration: Other changes

Blood: Hemorrhage
BJIMAG 15,130,1958
oral/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): >10 gm/kgGTPZAB 36(4),17,1992
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): >10 gm/kgGTPZAB 36(4),17,1992

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-time-weighted average 10 mg/m3DTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-Not classifiable as a human carcinogenDTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Occupational Exposure Limit IN ARGENTINA, BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN check ACGIH TLV;
Occupational Exposure Limit IN SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGIH TLV
Occupational Exposure Limit-FINLANDtime-weighted average 10 mg/m3, NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-FRANCEVME 10 mg/m3, FEB2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-GERMANYMAK 0.1 mg(Zn)/m3, inhal, 2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-KOREAtime-weighted average 10 mg/m3, 2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-MEXICOtime-weighted average 10 mg/m3;short term exposure limit 20 mg/m3, 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit-NEW ZEALANDtime-weighted average 10 mg/m3 (inspirable dust), JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAshort term exposure limit 4 mg/m3, JUN2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWEDENtime-weighted average 5 mg/m3, JUN2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 0.1 mg(Zn)/m3, KZG-week 0.4 mg(Zn)/m3, resp, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 2 mg(Zn)/m3, KZG-week 4 mg(Zn)/m3, inhal, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 3 mg/m3, resp, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-THE NETHERLANDSMAC-TGG 10 mg/m3, 2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-UNITED KINGDOMtime-weighted average 10 mg/m3;short term exposure limit 20 mg/m3 (inhal. dust), OCT2007
Occupational Exposure Limit-UNITED KINGDOMtime-weighted average 4 mg/m3 (resp. dust), OCT2007
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Construction)8H time-weighted average 15 mg/m3, total dustCFRGBR 29,1926.55,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Construction)8H time-weighted average 5 mg/m3, respirable fractionCFRGBR 29,1926.55,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (General Industry)8H time-weighted average 15 mg/m3, total dustCFRGBR 29,1910.1000,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (General Industry)8H time-weighted average 5 mg/m3, respirable fractionCFRGBR 29,1910.1000,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Shipyards)8H time-weighted average 15 mg/m3, total dustCFRGBR 29,1915.1000,1993
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Shipyards)8H time-weighted average 5 mg/m3, respirable fractionCFRGBR 29,1915.1000,1993

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO ZINC STEARATE, respirable fraction-air10H time-weighted average 5 mg/m3NIOSH* DHHS #92-100,1992
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO ZINC STEARATE, total dust-air10H time-weighted average 10 mg/m3NIOSH* DHHS #92-100,1992
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 77215; Number of Industries 163; Total Number of Facilities 21716; Number of Occupations 110; Total Number of Employees Exposed 382620; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 136358
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 77215; Number of Industries 116; Total Number of Facilities 10040; Number of Occupations 90; Total Number of Employees Exposed 125011

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA Section 8(d) unpublished health/safety studies
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
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