1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/MIXTURE AND OF THE
Product name : Zinc borate
CAS-No. : 10361-94-1
2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Classification of the substance or mixture
Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
Acute aquatic toxicity (Category 1)
Chronic aquatic toxicity (Category 1)
Classification according to EU Directives 67/548/EEC or 1999/45/EC
Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse
effects in the aquatic environment.
Labelling according Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 [CLP]
Signal word Warning
H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
P273 Avoid release to the environment.
P501 Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal
Supplemental Hazard Statements none
According to European Directive 67/548/EEC as amended.
R50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse
the aquatic environment. S-phrase(s) S61 Avoid release to the
environment. Refer to special instructions/ Safety data sheets.
Other hazards - none
3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Formula : BH3O3.xZn
Orthoboric acid, zinc salt
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Description of first aid measures
General advice Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in
If inhaled If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give
artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
In case of skin contact Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
In case of eye contact Flush eyes with water as a precaution.
If swallowed Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth
with water. Consult a physician.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and
toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment
needed no data available
5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable extinguishing media Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local
circumstances and the surrounding
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture Borane/boron oxides, Zinc/zinc oxides
Advice for firefighters Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if
Further information The product itself does not burn.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapors, mist or gas. Ensure
Environmental precautions Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let
product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and
shovel. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
Reference to other sections For disposal see section 13.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and
Specific end uses no data available
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Components with workplace control parameters
Appropriate engineering controls Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety
practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
Personal protective equipment
Eye/face protection Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under
appropriate government standards
such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
Skin protection The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications
of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and
the standard EN 374 derived from it.
Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use
proper glove removal technique
(without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with
this product. Dispose of
contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws
and good laboratory practices.
Wash and dry hands.
Body Protection Choose body protection in relation to its type, to the
concentration and amount of dangerous
substances, and to the specific work-place., The type of protective
equipment must be selected
according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous
substance at the specific workplace.
Respiratory protection Respiratory protection is not required. Where protection from
nuisance levels of dusts are desired,
use type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143) dust masks. Use respirators
and components tested and
approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US)
or CEN (EU).
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Information on basic physical and chemical properties
a) Appearance Form: solid
b) Odour no data available
c) Odour Threshold no data available
d) pH no data available
e) Melting point/freezing point no data available
f) Initial boiling point and boiling range no data available
g) Flash point not applicable
h) Evaporation rate no data available
i) Flammability (solid, gas) no data available
j) Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits no data available
k) Vapour pressure no data available
l) Vapour density no data available
m) Relative density no data available
n) Water solubility no data available
o) Partition coefficient: noctanol/ water no data available
p) Autoignition temperature no data available
q) Decomposition temperature no data available
r) Viscosity no data available
s) Explosive properties no data available
t) Oxidizing properties no data available
Other safety information
no data available
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Reactivity no data available
Chemical stability no data available
Possibility of hazardous reactions no data available
Conditions to avoid no data available
Incompatible materials Strong oxidizing agents
Hazardous decomposition products Other decomposition products - no data available
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute toxicity no data available
Skin corrosion/irritation no data available
Serious eye damage/eye irritation no data available
Respiratory or skin sensitization no data available
Germ cell mutagenicity no data available
Carcinogenicity IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than
or equal to 0.1% is identified as
probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
Reproductive toxicity no data available
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure no data available
Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure no data available
Aspiration hazard : no data available
Potential health effects
Inhalation May be harmful if inhaled. May cause
respiratory tract irritation.
Ingestion May be harmful if swallowed.
Skin May be harmful if absorbed through skin.
May cause skin irritation.
Eyes May cause eye irritation.
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and
toxicological properties have not been
RTECS: Not available
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Toxicity no data available
Persistence and degradability no data available
Bioaccumulative potential no data available
Mobility in soil no data available
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment no data available
Other adverse effects Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. no data
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Waste treatment methods Product
Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal
Dispose of as unused product.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
ADR/RID: 3077 IMDG: 3077 IATA: 3077
14.2 UN proper shipping name
ADR/RID: ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S.
(Orthoboric acid, zinc
salt) IMDG: ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S.
(Orthoboric acid, zinc
salt) IATA: Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s.
(Orthoboric acid, zinc salt)
Transport hazard class(es)
ADR/RID: 9 IMDG: 9 IATA: 9
ADR/RID: III IMDG: III IATA: III
ADR/RID: yes IMDG Marine pollutant: yes IATA: yes
Special precautions for user
EHS-Mark required (ADR 22.214.171.124.10, IMDG code 2.10.3) for single
packagings and combination
packagings containing inner packagings with Dangerous Goods > 5L
for liquids or > 5kg for solids.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
This safety datasheet complies with the requirements of Regulation
(EC) No. 1907/2006.
Safety, health and
environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
no data available
no data available
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