1. Product Identification

Synonyms: Granular zinc; mossy zinc; CI77945; CI Pigment Black 16
CAS No.: 7440-66-6
Molecular Weight: 65.37
Chemical Formula: Zn

2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

  Ingredient                                CAS No         Percent        Hazardous                                  
  ---------------------------------------   ------------   ------------   ---------   
  Zinc                                      7440-66-6        99 - 100%       Yes                                                                    
  Lead                                      7439-92-1        0 - 0.1%        Yes 

3. Hazards Identification

Health Rating: 2 - Moderate (Cancer)
Flammability Rating: 2 - Moderate
Reactivity Rating: 2 - Moderate
Contact Rating: 1 - Slight
Storage Color Code: Green (General Storage)
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation: No adverse effects expected but dust may cause mechanical irritation. The effects may be expected to resemble those of inhaling an inert dust; possible difficulty in breathing, sneezing, coughing. When heated, the fumes are highly toxic and may cause fume fever.
Ingestion: Extremely large oral dosages may produce gastrointestinal disturbances, due both to mechanical effects and the possibility of reaction with gastric juice to produce zinc chloride. Pain, stomach cramps and nausea could occur in aggravated cases.
Skin Contact: May cause irritation.
Eye Contact:May cause irritation.
Chronic Exposure:No adverse health effects expected.
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:Persons with pre-existing skin disorders or impaired respiratory function may be more susceptible to the effects of the substance.

4. First Aid Measures

Inhalation:Remove to fresh air. Get medical attention for any breathing difficulty.
Ingestion:Induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Skin Contact:Wipe off excess material from skin then immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical attention. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse.
Eye Contact:Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting upper and lower eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention if irritation persists.

5. Fire Fighting Measures

Fire:Autoignition temperature: ca. 460C (ca. 860F)
The listed autoignition temperature is for Zinc powder (layer); dust cloud is ca. 680C (1255F). Zinc powder is not pyrophoric but will burn in air at elevated temperatures. Bulk dust in damp state may heat spontaneously and ignite on exposure to air. Releases flammable hydrogen gas upon contact with acids or alkali hydroxides. Contact with strong oxidizers may cause fire.
Explosion:Fine dust dispersed in air in sufficient concentrations, and in the presence of an ignition source is a potential dust explosion hazard.
Fire Extinguishing Media:Smother with a suitable dry powder (sodium chloride, magnesium oxide, Met-L-X).
Special Information:In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.

6. Accidental Release Measures

Remove all sources of ignition and provide mild ventilation in area of spill. Substance may be pyrophoric and self-ignite. Clean-up personnel require protective clothing, goggles and dust/mist respirators. Sweep or vacuum up the spill in a manner that does not disperse zinc powder in the air and place the zinc in a closed container for recovery or disposal.

7. Handling and Storage

Keep in a tightly closed container. Protect from physical damage. Store in a cool, dry, ventilated area away from sources of heat, moisture and incompatibilities. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.

8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Airborne Exposure Limits:
None for Zinc metal.
-OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):
10 mg/m3 (TWA), for zinc oxide fume
-ACGIH Threshold Limit Value (TLV):
10 mg/m3 (TWA), Inhalable fraction, A4 Not classifiable as a human carcinogen for zinc oxide.
Ventilation System: A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures below the Airborne Exposure Limits. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area. Please refer to the ACGIH document, Industrial Ventilation, A Manual of Recommended Practices, most recent edition, for details.
Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved):If the exposure limit is exceeded and engineering controls are not feasible, a full facepiece particulate respirator (NIOSH type N100 filters) may be worn for up to 50 times the exposure limit or the maximum use concentration specified by the appropriate regulatory agency or respirator supplier, whichever is lowest. If oil particles (e.g. lubricants, cutting fluids. glycerine, etc.) are present, use a NIOSH type R or P filter. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-facepiece positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air-purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
Skin Protection: Wear protective gloves and clean body-covering clothing.
Eye Protection: Use chemical safety goggles. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.

9. Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance: Gray-blue granular or shiny, irregular lumps.
Odor: Odorless.
Solubility: Insoluble in water.
Specific Gravity: 7.14
pH: No information found.
% Volatiles by volume @ 21C (70F): 0
Boiling Point: 907C (1665F)
Melting Point: 419C (786F)
Vapor Density (Air=1): No information found.
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): 1 @ 487C (909F)
Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1): No information found.

10. Stability and Reactivity

Stability: Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage. Moist zinc dust can react exothermically and ignite spontaneously in air.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:Hydrogen in moist air, zinc oxide with oxygen at high temperature. Zinc metal, when melted, produces zinc vapor which oxidizes and condenses in air to form zinc fume.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Incompatibilities: Zinc powder can react violently with water, sulfur and halogens. Dangerous or potentially dangerous with strong oxidizing agents, lower molecular weight chlorinated hydrocarbons, strong acids and alkalis.
Conditions to Avoid: Heat, flames, ignition sources and incompatibles.

11. Toxicological Information

Zinc: Irritation skin, human: 300 ug/3D-I mild; investigated as a mutagen.
  --------\Cancer Lists\------------------------------------------------------
                                         ---NTP Carcinogen---
  Ingredient                             Known    Anticipated    IARC Category
  ------------------------------------   -----    -----------    -------------
  Zinc (7440-66-6)                        No          No            None
  Lead (7439-92-1)                        No          No             2B

12. Ecological Information

Environmental Fate: No information found.
Environmental Toxicity:
Freshwater Algae:96 Hr EC50 Selenastrum capricornutum: 30 3g/L
Freshwater Fish:96 Hr LC50 Pimephales promelas: 6.4 mg/L
Water Flea Data: 72 Hr EC50 water flea: 5 3g/L
Dangerous to the environment. Very toxic to aquatic organisms; may cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

13. Disposal Considerations

Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be handled as hazardous waste and sent to a RCRA approved waste facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.

14. Transport Information

Not regulated.

15. Regulatory Information

  --------\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 1\---------------------------------
  Ingredient                                       TSCA  EC   Japan  Australia
  -----------------------------------------------  ----  ---  -----  ---------
  Zinc (7440-66-6)                                  Yes  Yes   No       Yes                                      
  Lead (7439-92-1)                                  Yes  Yes   Yes      Yes                                      
  --------\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 2\---------------------------------
  Ingredient                                       Korea  DSL   NDSL  Phil.
  -----------------------------------------------  -----  ---   ----  -----
  Zinc (7440-66-6)                                  Yes   Yes   No     Yes                                                                     
  Lead (7439-92-1)                                  Yes   Yes   No     Yes                                                                     
  --------\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part 1\----------------
                                             -SARA 302-    ------SARA 313------
  Ingredient                                 RQ    TPQ     List  Chemical Catg.
  -----------------------------------------  ---   -----   ----  --------------
  Zinc (7440-66-6)                           No    No      Yes        No
  Lead (7439-92-1)                           No    No      Yes        No
  --------\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part 2\----------------
                                                        -RCRA-    -TSCA-
  Ingredient                                 CERCLA     261.33     8(d) 
  -----------------------------------------  ------     ------    ------
  Zinc (7440-66-6)                           1000       No         No                                                               
  Lead (7439-92-1)                           10         No         No                                                               
Chemical Weapons Convention:  No     TSCA 12(b):  No     CDTA:  No
SARA 311/312:  Acute: Yes      Chronic: No   Fire: Yes Pressure: No
Reactivity: Yes         (Mixture / Solid)

Australian Hazchem Code: None allocated.
Poison Schedule: S6
This MSDS has been prepared according to the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR.


16. Other Information

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